Friday 20 November 2015

Scotland Yard apologises to seven women deceived into relationships with undercover officers.

Scotland Yard has apologised to seven women who were deceived into "abusive, deceitful, manipulative and wrong" relationships with undercover police officers.

The Metropolitan Police said it has reached a settlement with the women over civil claims relating to the "totally unacceptable" behaviour of a number of officers working for two now disbanded units.
Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewit said: "I acknowledge that these relationships were a violation of the women's human rights, an abuse of police power and caused significant trauma.
"I unreservedly apologise on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service. I am aware that money alone cannot compensate the loss of time, their hurt or the feelings of abuse caused by these relationships."
The force has not disclosed the details of the settlement.
However, as part of the agreement, senior officers agreed to publish the full apology that has been given personally to the seven women.

SOURCE: The Telegraph.

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