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Undercover Policing on Trial

Background Earlier this year a book and Channel 4 documentary by Paul Lewis and Rob Evans blew the lid off the darker side of British undercover policing, revealing that since the 1970s undercover police officers of the Special Demonstration Squad (SDS) had routinely deceived female activists into committed sexual relationships.  This followed the inadvertent outing […]

“Raped by the state”: undercover policing exposed

Hats off to Paul Lewis and Channel 4, who last night managed to shed some well-needed light on the extent to which undercover police officers are used to spy on British activists. ‘Dispatches: The Police’s Dirty Secret’ centres around former undercover officer Peter Francis, who has decided to blow the whistle on the operations of […]