The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, fully supports the call from Baroness Lawrence for decisive action following the publication of the reports by Mark Ellison QC and Chief Constable Mick Creedon.
The MPS will also write to Baroness Lawrence and to Mr Lawrence to request a meeting.
I want to assure Baroness Lawrence and Mr Lawrence, and the public, right now of my determination to act. Under my leadership, the Metropolitan Police will do all it can to redeem ourselves in their eyes. We will continue to seek to bring to justice those responsible for the murder of their son. I fully support the public inquiry announced by the Home Secretary on Thursday.