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Ex-police chief Grieve admits allowing Duwayne Brooks recording

A retired senior Scotland Yard officer has admitted authorising a secret recording of a meeting between Stephen Lawrence's friend Duwayne Brooks, his lawyers and detectives.

John Grieve headed the Met's racial and violent crimes task force for four years and was also in charge of the inquiry into Stephen's murder.

Mr Grieve told BBC News he wanted an "unassailable" record of what was said.

He said he regretted any distress to Mr Brooks or the Lawrence family.

Dan Johnson reports.

  • 06 Jul 2013
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