Shock police racism allegations by Stephen Lawrence’s brother referred to IPCC
January 17, 2013 in Police & Prison Affairs, Race & Society by Zinzi Eka-Naphtali
originally by: Mail Online
published: 9 January 2013
Scotland Yard yesterday referred shock police racism allegations by Stephen Lawrence’s brother to the force watchdog.
Describing the claims by teacher Stuart Lawrence, 35, as a ‘very serious matter’, the Metropolitan Police passed his complaint on to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
In a strongly worded statement, the Met said it would not tolerate ‘any form of racism’ and promised strong action if any of its officers were found to have acted in a ‘racist manner’.
Senior Labour MP Keith Vaz said he was ‘astonished’ to learn of Mr Lawrence’s apparent treatment by police.
Yard boss Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe ordered an investigation hours after Mr Lawrence claimed in yesterday’s Mail that he had been stopped by police up to 25 times simply because of the colour of his skin.