Baroness Jenny Jones slams new Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner's failure to reinstate scrutiny panels

29 August 2021

Green Party member of the House of Lords, Baroness Jenny Jones, has criticised the failure of the new Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner, the Conservatives' David Sidwick, to reinstate the local policing scrutiny panels set up by his independent predecessor. Baroness Jones described it as "clearly a very poor decision" and a "bad choice for Dorset".


Black people are 25 times more likely to be stopped and searched than white people in Dorset, a 2020 report found.

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