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Black Child Forced Into Degrading Strip-Search Over Suspected Weed

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A black schoolgirl was strip searched by the Metropolitan Police while on her period after being wrongly suspected of carrying cannabis, a report has found.

The ‘traumatic’ search by officers took place at the girl’s school without another adult present and in the knowledge that she was menstruating, a safeguarding review said.

It concluded that the strip search should never have happened, was unjustified and that racism ‘was likely to have been an influencing factor’.

John Iadarola and Rashad Richey break it down on The Damage Report.

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