A teenager who claims to have been stopped and searched "more than 20 times" has told ITV News he welcomes the government's decision to review the policy.
The move to review stop and search powers comes after an equality watchdog warned that "racial stereotyping and discrimination are significant factors" in who the police stop.
Home Secretary Theresa May announced the review in the House of Commons today and said the powers should "only be used with reasonable suspicion of criminality".
Kenny Ladipo, 19, claimed that he had been stopped an "uncountable" amount of times but still backed the controversial powers.
He told UK Editor Lucy Manning that stop and search helped "take guns and knives off the street".
Mr Ladipo called for the police to receive training in how to communicate with the person they are stopping and said it was vital that the victims rights were well-publicised.
The teenager, who is now a civil servant, admitted he initially felt "angry" by constantly being stopped.
He told ITV News that the worst stop and search he was subjected to left him handcuffed and put against a wall after nine police cars approached him.
After joining the Hackney Council for Voluntary Service, Mr Ladipo said he learned his rights and also realised that stop and search powers were for the good but occasionally used in the wrong way.