Undercover police and sexual relationships (2)

Plenary on 2018-11-01
Session date: 
November 1, 2018
Question By: 
Siân Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


As part of evidence to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal case last month, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has admitted that senior officers knew undercover officers were taking part in sexual relationships as part of their duties. What is the total number of authorised sexual relationships that undercover police officers have participated in to the knowledge of the MPS?


Answer for Undercover police and sexual relationships (2)

Answer for Undercover police and sexual relationships (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The historical work, deployment and actions of undercover officers within the now-disbanded Special Demonstration Squad (SDS) and National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU) is being fully explored by the Undercover Policing Public Inquiry (UCPI).

The Met are fully cooperating with the Undercover Policing Inquiry.  Whilst this Inquiry is proceeding it would be inappropriate to comment on such a matter.