We support the legal actions, and participation in the Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing, by women affected by long term intimate relationships with undercover police officers who were infiltrating environmental and social justice campaign groups. Police Spies Out of Lives (PSOOL) is a campaigning support group working to achieve an end to the sexual and psychological abuse of campaigners and others by undercover police officers. We support the women affected by these issues to expose the immoral and unjustified practice of undercover relationships, and the institutional prejudices which have led to the abuse.
NEW SECTION OF WEBSITE ON CHIS BILL – October 2020
To avoid scrutiny and debate, the government is attempting to rush through Parliament its new, highly controversial CHIS bill. With information about this bill and our response, we have created a new section of our website here.
UPDATE FOR WITNESSES & VICTIMS – May 2019
It has come to our attention that the Crown Prosecution Service has made a decision that no undercover officer will be prosecuted for having non-consensual sexual relations with any member of the public. If any member of the public is approached by any state party, including the police, either as a potential witness or victim, our current advice is to contact us so that we can advise you further and/or recommend a lawyer. We strongly advise that you do not make a statement without speaking to us first.
You can contact us here.
METROPOLITAN POLICE APOLOGY – November 2015
Despite this unprecedented apology given to the first eight women who brought a case against the police for these abusive deployments, the police continue to be obstructive and secretive in response to new claims. This apology now rings hollow.