Tag Archives: HASC

“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 […]

Why police justifications miss the point

“This is not about a need to do it. It is about a desire to do it. They have the power and they think they can get away with it.” As the police continue their pursuit of secrecy for human rights abuse claims against them, so-called ‘terrorism’ is used to justify their actions, and commanders […]

“I’ve yet to see the Bond film where…”

One of the eight women in this case recently described her reaction to hearing Judge Tugendhat’s “James Bond” reference. Below is an extract from Alison’s written submission to the Home Affairs Select Committee. ‘Alison’ is a pseudonym. I lived with the man I knew as Mark Cassidy for five years; I believed he was a […]

Women outraged by Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s comments to Home Affairs Select Committee

For the eight women taking out legal action against the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, Hogan-Howe’s comments to the Home Affairs Select Committee on 27 November in which he states it is ‘almost inevitable’ that undercover officers will have sex with those they target is both outrageous and alarming. Although claiming not to condone […]