NETPOL: Police refuse to rule out using undercover officers at anti-fracking protests


"National Police Chiefs Council insists using controversial covert undercover tactics is a matter for local police commanders

In July 2015, the National Police Chiefs Council published new guidance on operations targeting anti-fracking protests. In response, Netpol produced a detailed briefing raising eighteen questions about the scale and tactics of policing operations and the necessity of undertaking significant intelligence-gathering targeting opponents of fracking. Now, nearly a year on, we have finally received a reply from Norfolk Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Sarah Hamlin, of the NPCC’s National Protest Working Group."


See the full text: Police refuse to rule out using undercover officers at anti-fracking protests (link)

And see: Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Guidance (pdf) and see Netpol response (link)

 

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