The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence said after her meeting with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe, that she thinks his answers to her questions over an alleged smear campaign were "frank".
"The commissioner was frank with some of his answers that he gave us. He answered some of our questions, and some of that he still needs to give us answers to", she said.
Asked if she had confidence in the commissioner, Mrs Lawrence said: "I think what I do have, or what I realise is that whatever he said he is trying to do, I think he will do it.
She added: "It's like taking a couple of steps back and I think it will take a little while to gain that trust again".
Doreen Lawrence has said it will "take a while to gain trust" after she met with the Metropolitan Police commissioner over smear claims.
Scotland Yard has been confronted with another accusation of underhand tactics in its investigation of the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
The father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence said he felt "betrayed" by allegations the Met Police tried to smear his family.