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A campaign to inform people of their new rights if stopped by police has been launched.

Before April this year officers were only required to record stop and searches but they now need to record stops too.

It followed the implementation of Stephen Lawrence Inquiry report, which recognised the use of stops and searches was one of the main causes of tension between the police and black groups.

The campaign has been launched by the chairman of Durham Police Authority Coun Anne Wright and the authority's lead member for Stop and Search Mrs Mariom Khan-Willis.

The authority will be distributing leaflets over the next few weeks to help raise awareness of these changes.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 17, 2005
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