Peter Bleksley
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Undercover policeman: 'The legal doesn't necessarily balance with the ethical'

Shortcomings in how undercover police officers are deployed and monitored have been criticised by a review.

The report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) said some senior officers had "poor" levels of knowledge of undercover policing and were failing to adapt to threats posed by online crime.

Speaking to the BBC, former undercover police officer Peter Bleksley said that "standard operating procedures" should be put in place to safeguard officers and the public.

  • 14 Oct 2014
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