Police Powers- Stop and Search

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  • Created on: 18-10-14 12:39

1. What does s 2(9)(a) PACE specify?

  • No clothing can be removed
  • A person can only be asked to remove outer coat, jacket and gloves during stop and search in public place.
  • A police officer can ask a person to remove any reasonable item of clothing during a stop and search
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2. Which common law case shows the importance of giving all the necessary information before carrying out a search?

  • Osman v Chief Constable Essex Police 2000
  • Osman v DPP (1999).
  • Bibby v Chief Constable Essex Police 2000

3. What is a prohibited article?

  • An offence weapon or sharp objects or articles made/adapted for use with burglary, theft or taking a motor vehicle without consent.
  • Something that doesn't go with the person's outfit

4. What did S115 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 add to the list of prohibited articles?

  • Aerosols
  • Fireworks in a child's possession and anyone other than a professional in the possession of a category 4 firework
  • Matchsticks

5. What information must a police officer provide before carrying out a stop and search?

  • Their name, station and reason for search.
  • Their name and station
  • Just the reason for the search


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