Undercover Police Still Employed by the Metropolitan Police Service

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2014-12-09
Session date: 
December 9, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4964
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson
Category: 

Question

How can Londoners have confidence in the Metropolitan Police Service if police officers who had sexual relationships while working undercover are still employed and may not face any sanction for their behaviour?

Answer

Answer for Undercover Police Still Employed by the Metropolitan Police Service

Answer for Undercover Police Still Employed by the Metropolitan Police Service

Answered By: 
Boris Johnson

Thank you.  Well, I think that the use of undercover police officers is absolutely vital and you will appreciate that there are a great many cases where Londoners have been protected by undercover --

 

Jenny Jones AM:  Could you address the question in particular please?

 

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London):  -- police officers and I am sure that where undercover police officers are retained for whatever contact they have had with members of the public, authorised or unauthorised, where those officers have been retained that is because it is thought that they are nonetheless pursuing the highest possible standards and we will continue to ensure that they do.