Police stop and search powers have to be reviewed – AG

-judge’s decision to be appealed over quantum of damages, other aspects

Attorney-General Anil Nandlall said yesterday that the conditions under which the police can stop and search citizens is one that must be reviewed and this has been his longstanding position even before a recent High Court judgment addressing the matter.

Nandlall also disclosed that the decision is being appealed on the grounds of the quantum of the damages and other issues.

In October, Justice Navindra Singh was awarded over $2 million in damages after another judge found that the police acted in an unlawful and unconstitutional manner in arresting and detaining him on May 9th 2006 after he stopped his car when his engine light indicated there was a problem. The judge, Justice William Ramlal, was  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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