We decided to raise money to get advice from King’s Counsel to test the assertion of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) that their guidance on strip searching by trans-identified police officers was ‘legally robust’. We are very grateful to everyone who donated.
We are pleased to note the KC agrees the guidance is NOT lawful in its current form, but we also note that the issue of the Gender Recognition Certificate needs careful thought.
We hope that this sparks some discussion, now that the era of ‘no debate’ is well and truly buried.
We will now write to the NPCC and request they formally withdraw this guidance and concede it is unlawful.
If they won’t, we will consider our next steps.
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