An investigation into the claims by the brother of Stephen Lawrence that he has been stopped by police up to 25 times because of his skin colour will be supervised by the independent police watchdog, it was announced today.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will supervise an investigation into Stuart Lawrence's claims that officers from Scotland Yard have repeatedly targeted him as part of a sustained campaign of harassment.
The teacher, whose teenage brother was murdered in a racist attack, has consulted lawyers over the "ludicrous" police behaviour.
He said he was moved to act after he was pulled over by two officers in November while he was in his car near his home in Peckham, south London.
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The officer, known only as NC32, ducked for cover behind a car as eight rounds were fired directly at him.
The abuse began as the train approached Northwood. The woman carried harassing her victim until the next station.
London mayor Boris Johnson delegated the final decision to a deputy after publicly supporting the project.