29 Jul 2019
In 2015 the then Home Secretary, Theresa May, announced that there would be a judge-led inquiry into undercover policing.
This was in response to independent reviews carried out by Mark Ellison QC, which found “appalling practices in undercover policing”.
The reports set out a number of issues including:
- failures to disclose material to be used in criminal proceedings;
- deception of courts; and
- concerns around the deployment of undercover police officers in Stephen Lawrence’s family.