The Prime Minister David Cameron insisted on an investigation considering the rumors that police attempted to discredit the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, which is against many laws and HR policies.
A former undercover police officer called Peter Francis gave interviews for the Guardian and Channel 4 claiming he was told he had to infiltrate the campaign to get justice for Stephen Lawrence in order to gather “any intelligence that could have smeared the campaign”.
He added he was a part of the police plan aiming to turn public’s view against the campaign.
“I wasn’t successful, no SDS officer was successful, in finding anything really concrete. It was really just a bit of hearsay, tittle-tattle.”
What else Francis gave away was that police monitored the Lawrence family home so that it had concrete information about how the campaign would proceed.
In his words Met police had been “scared” of the campaign.
The mother of Stephen shared that all the members of her family had thought there was something wrong in the intentions of the police .
“Somebody sitting somewhere, calculating what, you know, what they’d be doing to look at and infiltrate our family. It’s like we’re treated as if to say we’re not human beings.”
A spokesman for No 10 announced that the Prime Minister was “deeply concerned” of these rumors and insisted on an immediate investigation.
Jack Straw, the former secretary said this matter had to be referred to the IPCC so that it could become evident who had ordered all this.
In October 2011 an independent investigation was launched against a separate undercover officer but there are still no results.