Jackie Anderson (alias)

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undercover police officers
'HN77'
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Alias: Jaqueline 'Jackie' Anderson
Deployment: 2000-2005
Unit:
Targets:
Reclaim the Streets, Earth First! & the WOMBLES

Jaqueline 'Jackie' Anderson is the cover name used by a former Special Demonstration Squad] undercover officer who infiltrated the Reclaim the Streets, Earth First! & the WOMBLES 2000-2005.[1] She was known as 'Massage Jackie' or 'Radical Dairy Jackie' after the squatted social centre she associated herself to.

She is also referred to by the cipher HN77 (for cipher system, see the N officers page).

In the Undercover Policing Inquiry

  • 20 Feb 2018: directed that anonymity applications for HN77 to be filed by 26 February 2018 by the MPS Legal Team and 28 February 2018 by the Designated Lawyers team.[2]
  • 26 Feb 2018: application made by Metropolitan Police to restrict her real name only.[3]
  • 22 March 2018: Inquiry Chair, John Mitting was minded to restrict publication of her real name, but wrote:[4]
HN77 was deployed in the early 2000s against a number of anarchist and environmentalist groups. The risk posed to her physical safety from former members and associates of such groups is nil or negligible. Her evidence is likely to attract significant and unwelcome media interest. She has refused to cooperate with the Herne inquiry or the risk assessor instructed by the Metropolitan Police Service. The evidence which she could provide to the Inquiry is, however, of significant interest, for at least the following reasons. She was deployed as an undercover officer, despite failing the psychometric testing then administered to would-be undercover officers. Much of her reporting was apparently regarded by senior officers as being of little value. A decision was made by a senior officer (HN36) to terminate her deployment on the basis that it could no longer be justified under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. She terminated her own deployment. She complained about her treatment by superior officers. All of these issues need to be publicly explored to permit the Inquiry to fulfil its terms of reference.
Her cover name will be published. It is not, at this stage, necessary to allow the above issues to be explored for her real name to be published. She has evidently demonstrated a wish to preserve her privacy. Infringement of it, and so of her right to private life would not, at this stage, be justified under Article 8(2) of the European Convention. If, however, it proves necessary for the Inquiry to serve a notice on her under section

21 (1) or (2) of the Inquiries Act 2005 to provide a written statement or to attend to give evidence, it will be served on her in her real name and any steps required to be taken under section 36 will also be taken in her real name.

Her cover name was released in April 2018.[1] On 15 May 2018, Mitting ruled the real name would be restricted, the application over the cover name being refused.[5]

Directions had previously been issued on 20 February 2018 that any applications for restriction orders had to be submitted by the end of that month.[6]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Undercover Policing Inquiry, Update of Cover names page, ucpi.org.uk, 17 April 2018.
  2. Applications for restriction orders in respect of the real and cover names of officers of the Special Operations Squad and the Special Demonstrations Squad - Directions, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 20 February 2018 (accessed 1 March 2018 via UCPI.org.uk).
  3. Open application for a restriction order (anonymity) re: HN77, Metropolitan Police Service, 26 February 2018, published 8 May 2018 at ucpi.org.uk.
  4. Sir John Mitting, In the matter of section 19(3) of the Inquiries Act 2005 Application for restriction order in respect of the real and cover names of officers of the Special Operations Squad and the Special Demonstration Squad 'Minded To' Note 6 and Ruling 5, Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI.org.uk), 22 March 2018 (accessed 28 March 2018).
  5. In the matter of section 19 (3) of the Inquiries Act 2005 Applications for restriction orders in respect of the real and cover names of officers of the Special Operations Squad and the Special Demonstrations Squad: Ruling, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 15 May 2018.
  6. Applications for restriction orders in respect of the real and cover names of officers of the Special Operations Squad and the Special Demonstrations Squad - Directions, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 20 February 2018 (accessed 1 March 2018).