Lawrence police report 'withheld'

A Metropolitan Police report revealing previous corruption by officers investigating the Stephen Lawrence case was withheld from the Lawrence Inquiry, the Guardian newspaper has reported. The officer involved denies he was corrupt.

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Report 'raised questions' about Lawrence commander

Former commander Ray Adams arrives to give evidence to the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry in 1998. Credit: Photonews

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.

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