Why do we have Section 60 stop and search?
What is it and how long does it last
"A Section 60 has been implemented until 04:00hrs on Saturday, 14 September throughout the boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow.“
- CliveLv 710 months agoFavourite answer
What it does is say that if an inspector or above reasonably believes there might be a serious risk of violence in their area, they can make an order that stop and search powers are allowed for 24 hours. A police officer can stop and search you at any time if they have reasonable grounds to suspect you are carrying something you shouldn't, but a section 60 order allows them to search anyone whether they have "reasonable grounds" or not.
Of course allowing the police to search you for no reason at all is highly controversial, so it's not part of what the police are normally allowed to do and a senior officer has to authorise it under section 60. That's why it exists.
What does this have to do with media and journalism?
- Homer BufflekillLv 410 months ago
Sounds like you folks need a 4th amendment.
- LudwigLv 610 months ago
In the interests of the state. The ends justify the means.
- Fred3663Lv 710 months ago
To give Police officers the power to stop and search individuals for offensive weapons or dangerous instruments.