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 the issues to expose the immoral and unjustified practice of undercover relationships, and the institutional prejudices which have led to the abuse.
Together, we are calling for an unequivocal end to the practice, a full inquiry into the past, and changes to prevent it ever happening again.
PSOOL is organised by and for people deceived into relationships with undercover police. We were set up to support the legal action by eight women deceived into long term intimate relationships with undercover police officers who were infiltrating environmental and social justice campaign groups. These women won an historic apology from the police, and the police no longer contest liability in Kate Wilson’s ongoing case. We continue to support these women in the remainder of their legal actions, as well as through the Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing.
Since September 2016, we have expanded, and now support new cases brought by other women affected by these issues, as well as their fight for truth through the Public Inquiry.
We invite you to join us.
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On July 23rd 2019 Harriet Wistrich, who currently represents more than sixteen women in the inquiry into undercover policing, appeared as guest editor on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. In this extract we hear about why these cases are so…
A feature article in Wales Online describes the psychological and emotional abuse experienced by Rosa at the hands of undercover police officer Jim Boyling. This article is a must read.
SDS officer Carlo Neri was named on Twitter earlier this week by an investigative journalist who has a particular interest in police corruption. The real name of Carlo Soracchi is now in the public domain. Carlo Soracchi had long-term relationships…
Wearing masks to protect their anonymity and #Spycops #MeToo t-shirts, women deceived into long-term intimate relationships by undercover police officers visited the Home Office yesterday. They handed over 6,000 postcards signed by the public supporting their campaign and a letter…