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Bettison link to Lawrence case

Former West Yorkshire chief constable Sir Norman Bettison has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission over his role in the Macpherson Inquiry, which examined police conduct while investigating the murder of Stephen Lawrence.

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PCC urges swift inquiry into Lawrence family treatment

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has called for police treatment of Stephen Lawrence's family to be urgently reviewed by an independent body.

This is a matter which needs to be thoroughly investigated and, if wrongdoing is demonstrated, those responsible must face the consequences of their actions.

Doreen Lawrence and her family need their treatment by the police service reviewed independently and this must be done as a matter of urgency.

I am sure the Independent Police Complaints Commission will do the same for these separate issues of concern indicating possible corrupt practices in the later period around the Macpherson Inquiry.

– West Yorkshire PCC Mark Burns-Williamson

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