Undercover Policing Inquiry

Getting to the truth of undercover policing and providing recommendations for the future

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Undercover Policing Inquiry
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Current status

Current status

The Inquiry’s evidence hearings in June postponed due to COVID-19.

The Inquiry is in its investigation stage and continues to prepare for evidence hearings, so that they can start in September 2020 or as soon as the situation allows after that. Dates will be confirmed once the course of coronavirus (COVID-19) becomes clearer. Read the Chairman’s full statement here.

UPDATE 4 May 2020: Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23 March, the Inquiry temporarily closed its office and asked staff to work from home until further notice. After a detailed risk assessment and the introduction of stringent measures to ensure staff safety and continued compliance with government guidance, the Inquiry is allowing a few staff members, who do need to attend the office to progress their work, to return, voluntarily, to the office from Monday 4 May. You can still contact the Inquiry at info@ucpi.org.uk. Further updates will be provided in due course.

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Taking part

The purpose of the Inquiry is to get to the truth, and anyone can submit evidence.

To date, the Inquiry has published the cover names of 69 undercover police officers from the Special Demonstration Squad. This is to enable members of the public to determine whether they were affected by undercover policing and come forward with evidence.

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Why is the Inquiry happening? What is a core participant? When and how are cover names published? Find the answers to these questions and more in the FAQs section.

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