When the police arrest a person on suspicion that they have committed a criminal offence, they can detain the suspect in a police station whilst they carry out an investigation, including by questioning the suspect.
Last night the Centre's director, Richard Garside, was interviewed on BBC Newsnight on the issue of police bail. He argued that police should not blame cuts for the problems with bail. He said;
Our response to the College of Policing consultation on improving standards in the use of pre-charge bail by the police.