Confirming the identity of undercover police officers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2757
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In the light of the comments made by the judge in the case involving claims made by women deceived into relationships with undercover officers (Mr Justice Bean in Dil and others v CPM), that relying on the policy of NCND (Neither Confirming Nor Denying the identity of undercover officers) in the case of Jim Sutton/Boyling is "simply unsustainable", and in the case of Bob Lambert/Robinson 'NCND can no longer be relied on." Is it not absurd that you cannot answer the following question: Please can you confirm that Jim Sutton/Boyling and Bob Lambert/Robinson were undercover officers employed with the Metropolitan Police Service?

Answer

Answer for Confirming the identity of undercover police officers

Answer for Confirming the identity of undercover police officers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It would not be appropriate for me to comment on this subject outside of the Court proceedings as this case is still ongoing.

 

The MPS do not comment on which units are engaged in the deployment of undercover operatives.