Ethics Panel and undercover policing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-06-11
Session date: 
June 11, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1863
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

At the 27 March Police and Crime Committee meeting you said you didn't see the Ethics Panel looking into undercover policing until after Operation Herne has been completed, which is estimated to be at least another 18 months. Please could you confirm if this is the case?

Answer

Answer for Ethics Panel and undercover policing

Answer for Ethics Panel and undercover policing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Policing Ethics Panel has agreed that it wants to consider the ethical issues around undercover policing. Given that there have been announcements regarding a number of reviews being established to look into various aspects of undercover policing, the Panel has agreed to take a decision on the timing of its review once the terms of reference and the timings of the other reviews are known.