Police Spies Out of Lives (PSOOL) is a campaigning support group working to end sexual and psychological abuse perpetrated by undercover police officers. We are women deceived into intimate, sexual relationships with undercover police officers, many of whom were infiltrating environmental and social justice campaign groups. We support the legal actions, and participation in the Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing, by women who have been victims of abusive undercover policing. We work to expose the unethical, immoral and unjustified practices of undercover policing, and the institutional prejudices which have led to the abuse.

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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 many new cases which have since emerged. Combined with recent appalling and disturbing events showing sexual violence, systemic misogyny and sexism within the Metropolitan Police Service and other constabularies, this apology now rings hollow.