Monthly Archives: October 2013

“More consistency needed” – women respond to College of Policing’s comments re new training programme

Eight women taking legal action against police after being duped into long-term intimate relationships with undercover police officers say they can only give a cautious welcome to comments by Alex Marshall of the College of Policing , in which he declared that a “new training programme” would “explicitly” state “that sexual activity while undercover is […]

Failures and frailty: initial responses and questions over Hogan-Howe comments

Following on from Bernard Hogan-Howe’s statement and comments, as we published earlier today, the solicitor for this case has made a response comment, and we want to raise some questions over what Hogan-Howe has said. First of all, below is an extract of what we think we can hear in the video (note that this […]

Hogan-Howe falls short

Bernard Hogan-Howe, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, yesterday spoke at the London Assembly, answering questions over undercover officers having sex with targets and members of the public. You can see the video here. His comments and attitude fall well short of the assurances we are seeking over current practices. To reiterate: “We call for a […]

Alison & Helen interviewed on Women’s Hour

Today, BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour featured interviews with Alison and Helen about the case.  The programme also features Chief Constable Mick Creedon, who heads Operation Herne (the police review of undercover policing and the Special Demonstration Squad). The programme can be heard via the BBC iPlayer site HERE.  The interviews start at 00.50 and […]