Undercover police and sexual relationships (1)

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2018-11-01
Session date: 
November 1, 2018
Reference: 
2018/2964
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What was the rank of the most senior Metropolitan Police Service officer who was aware of other police officers engaging in sexual relationships whilst undercover?

Answer

Answer for Undercover police and sexual relationships (1)

Answer for Undercover police and sexual relationships (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The extent of who knew what regarding the sexual relationships is currently being investigated by the Undercover Policing Enquiry and the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.  The Met are fully cooperating with this work. 

The Met have admitted that in the case of at least one of the officers the line manager was aware that he was conducting a close personal relationship, and the line manager ought to have known that the relationship was a sexual relationship.