This article was originally written for STRIKE! Magazine.
Police Spies Out of Lives was formed, at the beginning of 2012, as a support group for eight women who were deceived into long-term intimate relationships with undercover police officers.
The women have been pursuing a legal battle against the Metropolitan Police and the Association of Chief Police Officers for over three years now. They brought this action to not only uncover the truth for themselves but to prevent the continuation of psychological, emotional and sexual abuse of campaigners and others by undercover officers. There have been victories and defeats along the way, but the struggle for an acknowledgement of the damage caused and measures to ban this from ever happening again continues. Continue reading “Secret Police, Secret Powers, Secret Abuse”