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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In April 1992 Andy Coles was a married, thirty-two year old police officer whose day job was posing as twenty-four year old Andy Davey, an animal rights activist who deceived nineteen year old Jessica into an intimate, sexual relationship for…
Police Spies Out Of Lives is organising a demonstration outside of the court in support of Kate and would welcome your support. Thursday 27th February at 9.30am Royal Courts of Justice Strand London WC2A 2LL Nearest tube stations are Temple…
Police Spies Out of Lives is delighted to have launched our sister website setting out some of the key issues at the heart of the undercover political policing scandal that first hit the news in 2011. Please share widely.
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…