Wednesday, September 30, 1998 Published at 07:44 GMT 08:44 UK
Lawrence mother: Police chief must go
Doreen Lawrence: Sir Paul was wrong to support officers
The mother of the murdered black teenager, Stephen Lawrence has repeated her call for the Metropolitan Police Commissioner to resign.
On Thursday Sir Paul is due to appear before the inquiry into Stephen's death.
Speaking to BBC Two's current affairs programme Black Britain, Mrs Lawrence said: "Right from the word go he has defended his officers and at no time has he acknowledged what we were saying, that Stephen's murder was never investigated in the way that it should have been."
She says that the men who murdered her 18-year-old son in south London five years ago had ruined her life.
She says she feels no pity for them, only anger.
But she insists the five main suspects who appeared at the public inquiry in June should not be interviewed by the BBC's flagship current affairs series, Panorama.
She said: "Why on earth should they have a platform?
"They have had umpteen opportunities, so why do they need a platform now and why should Panorama give it to them?"
Panorama said: "Any BBC interview with the five is a long way off. A decision on whether or not to go ahead will be taken in due course.
"It will be arrived at in the light of the views of all concerned, including the Lawrence family."
Mrs Lawrence says that the strain of the past five years means that she would like to drop out of the public eye, but the fact that her son's killers are still at large makes it difficult to do.
Black Britain is on BBC Two at 1930 (1830 GMT) on Wednesday.