The former wives of members of the secretive Special Demonstration Squad SDS , which existed between and , spoke publicly for the first time on Wednesday. All were left shocked and devastated by the media coverage as it unfolded, and the media intrusion that accompanied it, which affected not only them but also their children and wider families. The lawyer is representing three women who came forward to tell their stories, but said many others were affected. Mr McCullough said the women had supported their husbands in the belief that their undercover work was targeting serious and violent criminals or extremists, not protesters and campaign groups. What once brought them pride, now brings them shame and fear. Media reporting revealed that some undercover officers, including Mark Kennedy, had sexual relationships with the female activists they were spying on.
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Fewer than one in 10 British police officers found to have potentially committed gross misconduct by the watchdog are dismissed, the Guardian can reveal. Figures released by the Independent Office for Police Conduct IOPC show officers in England and Wales may have so seriously breached standards that they were liable to be sacked between and , but just 54 8. Another officers were found to have a case to answer over possible misconduct, but in total only of the misconduct claims have so far been upheld following IOPC recommendations. There were official warnings in of these cases, and 16 retirements or resignations. Many more disciplinary cases against officers occur without the involvement of the IOPC.
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Failure to cross-reference incident reports meant officers missed scale of harassment suffered by Justene Reece. Police repeatedly failed a stalking victim who went on to kill herself, crushed by the weight of harassment she was suffering, a report has found. Nicholas Allen subjected his former partner Justene Reece, 46, and her friends to a campaign of threats and harassment between September and February , which ended only after she took her own life. The NMO had been obtained in November , with Allen taking weeks to break it three times, all reported to police. The IOPC concluded that errors in the way the force held the information or how it was searched for on its systems meant officers trying to assess how dangerous Allen was had only a fraction of the information.
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