Stuart Lawrence race discrimination claim upheld

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has upheld part of a racial discrimination claim brought against the Metropolitan Police by the brother of murder victim Stephen Lawrence.

Stuart Lawrence brought the claim against the Met in January after claiming he had been repeatedly stopped and searched. Mr Lawrence, who works as a teacher, said Met officers stopped him dozens of times over several years.

The force’s investigation concluded in late March when the Met provided a copy of the report to the IPCC.

The Met shared the findings of their investigation with Mr Lawrence. In May, his solicitors appealed its findings to the IPCC.

A spokesman for the watchdog said: “We can confirm the IPCC has notified solicitors acting on behalf of Stuart Lawrence the outcome of his appeal which was made in May. The appeal has been upheld in part and one Metropolitan Police Service officer has a case to answer for misconduct in relation to racial discrimination.”

In response, the Met said it was considering the IPCC conclusions and made no comment on what action the officer would face.

A spokesman said: “The Metropolitan Police Service has received the outcome of the appeal relating to Mr Lawrence’s complaint, and is considering the IPCC findings and recommendations.”

Mr Lawrence’s teenage brother Stephen was murdered in 1993 in a racist attack. Problems with the Met’s initial investigation into his death led to the Macpherson Inquiry, which concluded at the time that the force was “institutionally racist” .

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