Reports in the media of the Metropolitan Police Undercover surveillance operation on the family of Murdered Teenager Stephen Lawrence and Duwayne Brooks are deeply disturbing and represent a new low in relation to the handling of these matters.
These revelations and the allegation that such information was apparently withheld from a Public Inquiry add to deeply held suspicions and a lack of trust and confidence in the Police Service.
The NBPA will be seeking assurances of total transparency from the Police and Political leadership with regard to these matters.
The NBPA President Charles Crichlow stated, “The time has come for Total and Complete Transparency on the Stephen Lawrence Murder Investigation and an alternative to the culture of control and denial that still pervades Police Leadership particularly on race related matters”
National Black Police Association