Police watchdog slammed as ‘inadequate’ by adviser to Macpherson Inquiry


Serious questions about the fitness of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to investigate far-reaching allegations of police corruption have been raised by a former member of the Macpherson Inquiry. The judge’s investigation is said to have been misled by Scotland Yard about the extent of corrupt police involvement in the 1993 investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. Dr Richard Stone, an adviser to the Macpherson Inquiry, said: “I question whether the IPCC is a fit and proper organisation to be involved in this investigation.” He said he believed the IPCC had “inadequate resources and an inappropriate culture” for such investigations. His criticism of the police…
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