Imran Khan, solicitor for Stephen Lawrence's mother Doreen, says she is 'shocked' at the allegations' that another police officer involved in the original Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry had a corrupt background.
The investigation, code-named Operation Russell, allegedly raised questions about former commander Ray Adams's conduct before the Lawrence case, the Guardian said.
There was reportedly insufficient evidence to bring criminal charges and Adams told the newspaper this exonerates him and denied any wrongdoing.
A secret Scotland Yard report detailing questions about the conduct and integrity of a police chief involved in the Stephen Lawrence case was not given to the public inquiry into the killing, the Guardian reported.
Former commander Ray Adams was questioned about corruption by lawyers for the Lawrence family in 1998.
But the newspaper said neither the Lawrence family nor the inquiry panel were given a report by Scotland Yard containing the intelligence and findings of an investigation by its anti-corruption command.