Read the story of Stephen Lawrence at the BBC website

Use the story links on that site to find out why the Metropolitan Police were accused of incompetence.

Who was the leader of the enquiry set up by the Home Secretary, and what did he find?

What did the Home Secretary promise to do?

The article calls Stephen Lawrence ‘Britain’s Rodney King’.

See the photo and caption on page 110 of the book and find out more about these events.