Lawrence: No confidence in cops

The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has told MPs on he home affairs select committee that she has lost all confidence in the police after claims that officers tried to smear her family.

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'Not right' to allow police to investigate each other

Speaking to MPs on the Home Affairs Select Committee, Doreen Lawrence said she had no confidence in the police and added it was not right for "police officers to investigate each other".

I have no confidence whatsoever.

Over the years, I was beginning to have a level of trust, we had the investigation and the court case... I was beginning to have some confidence. Now I just don't know what to believe anymore."

You can't have police officers investigating each other. It's proven that's not the right way to do things.

– Doreen Lawrence

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Doreen Lawrence 'sickened' by smear revelations

Doreen Lawrence with her lawyer Imran Khan on June 28. Credit: Press Association

The mother of Stephen Lawrence has called for a public inquiry into allegations that police tried to smear her family whilst investigating the racially motivated murder of her son.

Doreen Lawrence said the revelations made her feel "sick to the stomach."

Lawrence family smear claims probed in two inquiries

Doreen Lawrence will address MPs from the Home Affairs committee today following allegations police officers hunted for information to smear her family during their botched investigations into the racist murder of her son. Currently, two existing inquiries are to examine the claims:

  • A police investigation into the activities of undercover officers
  • A police investigation into allegations of corruption in the original investigation into Stephen's death, lead by Mark Ellison QC, also appearing today

Doreen Lawrence MP address amid police smear claims

The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence will appear before MPs today, Credit: Press Association

The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence will appear in front of MPs today amid claims police tried to smear her family.

Doreen Lawrence will sit before the Home Affairs Select Committee with her lawyer, Imran Khan.

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