Green Party Assembly Member reacts to revelation that second officer infiltrated environmentalists

13 January 2011: Following the collapse of the trail of six environmentalists over their role in protests at Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station, new revelations that undercover PC Mark Kennedy was not the only officer to infiltrate the group have met with fresh criticism from Jenny Jones.

Commenting today, the Green Assembly Member said: "The continuing story of undercover police in eco protester groups is becoming more and more like a story line in the Sopranos.

"We have state spies, embedded in a fairly fluffy 'domestic terrorist' group that has no plans to kill anyone and that is trying to raise awareness of the potential lethal effects of climate change. Those spies are run by a private company, Association of Chief Police Officers, that answers to no-one except the occasional Select Committee."

Jenny, who is a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority, concluded: "It's time to drag the Association of Chief Police Officers into the full glare of public accountability, take away any anomalous powers, such as spying, and have them answer questions about their worrying deployment of highly trained, highly paid police officers. What a terrible waste of money and resources."

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