mrt 212014
 

Scotland Yard stands accused of covering up “institutionalised sexism” within the police in trying to block civil claims launched by women allegedly deceived into sexual relationships with undercover officers. Police lawyers are applying to strike out, on secrecy grounds, the claims of five women who say they were duped into intimate long-term relationships with four undercover police officers working within the special demonstration squad (SDS), a Metropolitan police unit set up to infiltrate protest groups. The legal bid, funded by [lees verder]

mrt 212014
 

Anti-terror head moved as black police leader says force has not improved since the 1999 Macpherson inquiry The crisis engulfing the Metropolitan police following fresh revelations about the Stephen Lawrence case intensified on Friday night as the leader of its black officers’ association called on the commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, to admit that the force was still institutionally racist. Janet Hills, chair of the Met’s black police association, told the Guardian that the report by Mark Ellison QC into alleged [lees verder]

mrt 082014
 

Doreen Lawrence, mother of murdered black teenager, finds that Scotland Yard corruption even extended to spying on her family, as public inquiry is announced After being told she had been the victim of two decades of corruption, spying and cover-up, Doreen Lawrence might have vented fury at the Home Office minister opposite her in the House of Lords. Instead she was dignity defined as she held her tears in check and spoke quietly of her “21 years of struggle” to [lees verder]

mrt 082014
 

Police counter-terrorism Commander Richard Walton has been temporarily removed from his post following after a report into the original Stephen Lawrence murder investigation. The Ellison report revealed an undercover officer, known only as N81, had been planted among supporters of the Lawrence family at the time of the Macpherson¦nbsp;inquiry into racism in the Metropolitan Police. In 1988, Mr Walton, who was then an acting detective inspector working on Scotland Yard’s Lawrence review team, responsible for making submissions to the judicial [lees verder]

mrt 072014
 

A new criminal offence of police corruption will be created following “profoundly shocking” revelations about Scotland Yard’s investigation of Stephen Lawrence’s murder, the home secretary says. Addressing the House of Commons on Thursday morning, Theresa May said that an addition to the criminal justice and courts bill, which is currently making its way through parliament, would be made to deal with serious police corruption. The announcement comes after a major review of Scotland Yard’s investigation of the racist murder of [lees verder]

mrt 072014
 

Review finds Met’s undercover unit failed to reveal its involvement to courts Hundreds of political activists could now have their convictions quashed Those wrongly jailed could also mount civil claims against the Met SDS came under scrutiny over alleged attempts to smear Lawrence family New Scotland Yard: The Met Police’s Special Demonstration Squad routinely lied to courts about the actions of its undercover agents, a review has found Dozens of historic police investigations involving undercover officers are to be re-opened [lees verder]

mrt 072014
 

Police lies exposed in official report into the Stephen Lawrence case Report also reveals allegations of a ‘spying operation’ on teen’s family Evidence suggests Detective Sergeant John Davidson acted corruptly Findings are described as ‘profoundly shocking’ by Theresa May Investigation into murder case carried out by barrister Mark Ellison, QC Home Secretary orders a judge-led public inquiry into undercover policing Stephen Lawrence was killed in an unprovoked racist attack in April 1993 His mother Doreen says her family has endured [lees verder]

mrt 072014
 

A review into allegations of corruption surrounding the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation has published its damning verdict. It prompted the home secretary to announce a public inquiry into undercover policing. The report by Mark Ellison QC, which was commissioned by the home secretary, led to Theresa May making a statement to the House of Commons. She told MPs: “The problems of the past have a danger of infecting the present, and can lay traps for the future. Policing stands damaged [lees verder]

mrt 072014
 

HUNDREDS of political activists could have their convictions quashed after the publication of a report into the conduct of a secret undercover police unit in the Stephen Lawrence case. The prosecutions of protesters from the far Left and Right, as well as animal rights campaigners, black justice groups and Irish republicans, will be checked against the records of the Special Demonstration Squad (SDS) amid concerns that some were unsafe. The review will pave the way for a public inquiry into [lees verder]

mrt 072014
 

Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse for the police after the Hillsborough cover-up allegations and the Plebgate row, it just has. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has just told MPs about the shocking findings of an inquiry into how they dealt with the aftermath of the Stephen Lawrence murder 20 years ago. We know they handled the investigation incompetently because the Macpherson inquiry told us so and they failed for a long time to bring anyone to justice [lees verder]

mrt 072014
 

The mother of Stephen Lawrence, who was murdered in 1993, told ITV News she still does not trust the Metropolitan Police after a review into the police inquiry looking at her son’s death uncovered evidence of corruption. When asked whether black people could trust the force, Doreen Lawrence said: “This is going to put another nail in their coffin, definitely not, you just can’t trust them,” Last updated Fri 7 Mar 2014 Find this story at 7 March 2014 © [lees verder]