The MacPherson report was damning of the Metropolitan Police, but how accurate was it? John “O.J” Davidson was not stomping around in KKK robes, nor were any of his superior officers. Never conflate an inept investigation (such as the Daniel Morgan murder) with more tenebrous things such as racism, institutional or not.
This is not an exculpation, it is merely an inquiry as to why four high profile and high ranking police are being hung out to dry for expediency’s sake. The “Civitas” report and Jon Gower Davies ” Mind forg’d manacles” both point out that the Lawrence murder was not plagued by racism.