Vos papiers s’il vout plait – is the demand made by police officers across Europe. This podcast is about this controversial police practice, to stop citizens, check their papers and perhaps search them. We will explore the way it is done, the experience of being stopped and how to ensure that it is done fairly and appropriately.
This first episode features a discussion between Prof Sofie De Kimpe and Dr Mike Rowe who reflect on the concept of police stops, the history of research on this topic, and introduce the Police Stops COST Action, a project that explores police stops across Europe as practiced, as experienced and as they affect the wider society.
Special thanks to Lendl Barcelos for creating the sound identity of the podcast and to Maxim Baraliuc for creating the cover art.