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Unjust Stop launch

PCC Clare Moody attended the launch of a short film created by young people in partnership with the police to educate their peers on Stop & Search rights.

The Premier took place at The Bristol Old Vic last week and featured panel talks and Q&A sessions, with the young people, about the making of the film.

Titled Unjust Stop, the short film was created a group of young people working Creative Power Town Community Interest Company (CPT CIC) run by Omari Cato.

The film gives a young person’s perspective on the impact and trauma that a stop and search can have through watching young people in a group counselling session and having flashbacks as the counsellor talks to them.

The aim of the video is to get across learning points of Stop and Search in a way that will make young people watch and engage on social media. Chief Inspector Vicks Hayward-Melen, of Avon and Somerset Police, who worked with CPT CIC and its young people on the project, said:

“Overseeing this project has easily been one of the best experiences of my career.

“I am so proud of this project and what these incredible young people have achieved.

“These creative talented and passionate young people have got bright futures ahead and it has been an absolute pleasure working with them and getting to know them.

“Creative Power Town and the whole team are doing everything they can to make sure those who might look to exploit young people have no opportunity to do so.”