UK police to appeal ban on 'stop-and-search' powers

The EU ruled that certain police stop-and-search powers are a breach of human rights


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LONDON, England — The British government said Wednesday it will appeal a European court ruling that certain police stop-and-search powers are a breach of human rights.

Under Section 44 of Britain's Terrorism Act 2000, uniformed officers may stop any pedestrian or vehicle and search them, regardless of whether they have reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing.

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