Stewart Goodman (alias)

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Part of a series on
undercover police officers
'HN339'
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Alias: Stewart Goodman
Deployment: 1970-1971
Unit:
Targets:
Anti-Apartheid Movement & International Socialists

Stewart Goodman is the cover name used by a former undercover officer with the Special Demonstration Squad who was deployed into the Anti-Apartheid Movement and the International Socialists 1970 to 1971.[1] According to John Mitting, Chair of the Undercover Policing Inquiry: 'Apart from one incident of no relevance to the Inquiry, there is no known allegation of misconduct against him'. Currently in early 70s and economically active.[2]

For the purposes of the Undercover Policing Inquiry and Operation Herne, he is also referred to by the cipher HN339 (for the N cipher system see N officers). The Inquiry has ruled that the officer's real name will be restricted.[3]

In the Undercover Policing Inquiry

  • 14 Nov 2017: extension sought to deal with HN339 in a future tranche.[4]
  • 29 Nov 2018: Application to restrict real name made by Metropolitan Police.[5]
  • 15 Jan 2018: 'Minded-to' grant restriction order over real name; no application in relation to cover name which will be published in due course.[6][2]
  • 15 May 2018: ruled that real name will be restricted.[7]
  • 8 April 2018: cover name and target groups published.[1]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Email to core participants, '20180410 UCPI to all CPs publishing HN339 HN345', Undercover Research Group, 8 April 2018, referencing update of the webpage UCPI.org.uk/cover-names.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sir John Mitting, Applications for restriction orders in respect of the real and cover names of officers of the Special Operations Squad and the Special Demonstration Squad: 'Minded to' note 3, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 15 January 2018.
  3. Kate Wilkinson, Counsel to the Inquiry's Explanatory Note to accompany the Chairman's 'Minded-To' Note 12 in respect of applications for restrictions over the real and cover names of officers of the Special Operations Squad and the Special Demonstration Squad, Undercover Public Inquiry, 13 September 2018.
  4. Counsel to the Inquiry's Explanatory note to accompany the 'Minded-To' Note (2) in respect for restrictions over the real and cover names of officers of the Special Operations Squad and the Special Demonstration Squad, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 14 November 2017.
  5. Open application for a restriction order (anonymity) re: 339, Metropolitan Police Service, 29 November 2017, published 8 May 2018 via ucpi.org.uk.
  6. Press notice - ‘Minded-to’ anonymity: Special Demonstration Squad Officers (HN13, HN296, HN304, HN339, HN340, HN354, HN356/124, HN61, HN819, HN109, HN9, HN66), Undercover Policing Inquiry, 15 January 2018 (accessed 15 January 2018).
  7. 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.