9 Jul 2018

The Inquiry is today publishing 101 documents comprising applications, risk assessments, impact statements and gisted information from supporting evidence, in respect of 17 former National Public Order Intelligence Unit officers (link to index here) and 24 former Special Demonstration Squad officers (link to index here). In his statement on 22 January 2018 the Chairman confirmed that the Inquiry will continue to publish open documentation in relation to restriction orders he is minded to grant. The statement explained that what will be published is dependent on what order the Chairman is minded to make.

NominalRestriction Order soughtChairman’s provisional decisionDate of Minded to Note
EN1Real name (the cover name “Marco Jacobs” has been published)To restrict the real name2 May 2018
EN33Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover name2 May 2018
EN36Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover name2 May 2018
EN38Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover name2 May 2018
EN39Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover name2 May 2018
EN40Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover name2 May 2018
EN41Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover name2 May 2018
EN42Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover name2 May 2018
EN43Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover name2 May 2018
EN47Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover name2 May 2018
EN48Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover name2 May 2018
EN74Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover name2 May 2018
EN288Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover name2 May 2018
EN289Real and cover namesTo restrict the real name. The application in respect of the cover name will be determined later.2 May 2018
EN507Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover name2 May 2018
EN808Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover name2 May 2018
EN1001Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover name2 May 2018
NominalRestriction Order soughtChairman’s provisional decisionDate of Minded to Note
HN6Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover names23 May 2018
HN21Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover names23 May 2018
HN28Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover names23 May 2018
HN44Real name only (Cover name “Darren Prowse” has been published)To restrict real name22 March 2019
HN53Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover names23 May 2018
HN65Real name only (Cover name “John Kerry” has been published)To restrict real name22 March 2019
HN67Real name only (Cover name “Alan Bond” has been published)To restrict real name22 March 2019
HN76Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover names23 May 2018
HN80Real name only (Cover name “Colin Clark” has been published)To restrict real name22 March 2019
HN86Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover names23 May 2018
HN87Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover names23 May 2018
HN88Real name only (Cover name “Timothy Spence” has been published)To restrict real name14 November 2017
HN90Real name only (Cover name “Mark Kerry” has been published)To restrict real name22 March 2019
HN91Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover names21 June 2018
HN97Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover names21 June 2018
HN101Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover names23 May 2018
HN102Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover names23 May 2018
HN106Real name only (Cover name “Barry Tompkins” has been published)To restrict real name7 March 2018
HN112Real and cover namesTo restrict the real and cover names6 June 2018
HN155Real name only (Cover name “Phil Cooper” has been published)To restrict real name28 March 2019
HN303Real name only (Cover name “Peter Collins” has been published)To restrict real name26 April 2018
HN340Real name only (Cover name “Alan Nixon” has been published)To restrict real name15 January 2018
HN351Real name only (Cover name “Jeff Slater” has been published)To restrict real name26 April 2018
HN354Real name only (Cover name “Vince Miller” has been published)To restrict real name15 January 2018

In his statement on 18 May 2018 the Chairman stated that there would not be oral hearings on applications. As such the direction published today invites any written submissions from core participants and the Media by 4pm on 20 July 2018.

Background

The purpose of the Undercover Policing Inquiry is to investigate and report on undercover police operations conducted by English and Welsh police forces in England and Wales since 1968. The Inquiry will examine the contribution undercover policing has made to tackling crime, how it was and is supervised and regulated, and its effect on individuals involved – both police officers and others who came into contact with them.

The work of the Inquiry ranges across the full scope of undercover policing work and will look at the work of the Special Demonstration Squad, the National Public Order Intelligence Unit and police forces in England and Wales. The Inquiry will also examine whether people may have been wrongly convicted in cases involving undercover police officers, and refer any such cases to a separate panel for consideration.

The Inquiry’s investigations are broken down into modules. The descriptions of modules two and three have been amended to spell out more clearly the Inquiry’s investigative intentions.

One
Examination of the deployment of undercover officers in the past, their conduct, and the impact of their activities on themselves and others.

Two
Examination of the management and oversight of undercover officers, including their selection, training, supervision, care after the end of an undercover deployment and the legal and regulatory framework within which undercover policing is carried out. Module two (a) will involve managers and administrators from within undercover policing units. Module two (b) will involve senior managers higher in the chain of command as well as police personnel who handled intelligence provided by undercover police officers. Module two (c) will involve a number of other government bodies with a connection to undercover policing, including the Home Office.

Three
Examination of current undercover policing practices and of how undercover policing should be conducted in future.

NOTES TO EDITORS

  1. Decisions on anonymity applications are taken in line with the 3 May 2016 Legal Principles and Approach Ruling.
  2. The Undercover Policing Inquiry is constituted under the Inquiries Act 2005.
  3. The Inquiry’s terms of reference were announced by the Home Secretary on 16 July 2015.
  4. The Inquiry’s FAQs provide more information on the Inquiry more generally, as do its published update notes.
  5. The Inquiry’s website is www.ucpi.org.uk and the Inquiry can be found on Twitter @ucpinquiry

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