In the second big news of the day, Operation Herne’s second report was published. This is the police investigation headed by Mick Creedon (the report is therefore has been referred to as the Creedon report).
This report includes the issue of undercover officers engaging in relationships.
The women and the legal team for this case will be reading this report closely and will comment once they have reviewed its contents.
At the same time, they are preparing to face the police’s application to ‘strike out‘ their legal claims (at a court hearing later this month), as the police say that their own Neither Confirm Nor Deny “policy” stops them from answering claims in court. The women are having to fight battle after battle to get justice for the gross violations of their human rights.
The women’s position has been set out clearly in their statement Where We Stand, in which they assert that there are no circumstances in which relationships should take place, and that the practice shows institutional sexism and institutional prejudice against members of the public engaged in creating social and environmental justice.
We urge supporters of this case to use the lens of the Where We Stand statement when scrutinising all of today’s announcements.
The Herne Report (also referred to as the Creedon report) is here.