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Short Update: BAME people issued fixed-penalty notices disproportionately under the Coronavirus regulations in England and Wales

FairTrialsAdmin - August 4, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, New criminal offences, Extended police powers

New National Police Chiefs' Council ("NPCC") figures show that the police in England and Wales are twice as likely to fine young black, Asian and minority ethnic men (aged between 18 and 34) than white men of the same age. Analysis of the penalties issued between 27 March and 25 May demonstrated more broadly that black and Asian people were 1.8 times more likely to be fined under the lockdown Coronavirus regulations than white people.

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