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West Yorkshire Police fingerprint scanner rollout 'alarming and concerning'

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A new report published by Queen Mary University of London, undertaken in collaboration with the Racial Justice Network and Yorkshire Resists, has shown evidence of systematic racial bias in the use of Biometric Services Gateway (mobile fingerprinting) by police forces. Dr Rachel Humphris, from Queen Mary said: "This report reveals the extent of racial profiling in English police forces and the insidious nature of the UK’s hostile environment policy. The New Plan for Immigration and Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will only serve to exacerbate these issues. These changes affect us all.”

This was covered in Yorkshire Live

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