Home Secretary announces review of undercover policing


Police Riding Helmetsource: GOV.UK
published: 26 June 2014

Home Secretary Theresa May today announced details of a review of criminal convictions in cases involving undercover police officers.

The review will look at whether convictions are safe in cases where undercover activity was not revealed to the prosecutor and therefore not considered by the court.

It will be coordinated by Mark Ellison QC, who previously carried out the Stephen Lawrence Independent Review.

The review will initially focus on the undercover police activity of the Metropolitan Police’s Special Demonstration Squad.

It will also look at the actions of the National Public Order Intelligence Unit which, while not part of the Met, worked to similar objectives.

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