Phil Gormley signed off an undercover operation which involved a spy cop deceive a woman into sex.

Edward Williams made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

BACKGROUND:
I refer you to this article:
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scott...

"Ex Scotland police chief let undercover cop dupe woman into sex
Former Chief Constable Phil Gormley signed off an undercover operation which involved a spy cop deceive a woman into sex."

"“The sample disclosure we have been given by the police is a disgraceful for the amount of redactions. However, the fact that Phil Gormley is named as someone who authorised Mark Kennedy’s deployment targeting me is a first step, however tiny, in getting the answers we have been fighting for. And will continue to.”

The victim was Kate Wilson.

REQUEST:
Provide the authorisation(s) by Gormley authorising the deployment of Kennedy referred to.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr  Williams

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2018100000856

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 13/10/2018.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), BACKGROUND: I refer you to
this article:
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scott...
"Ex Scotland police chief let undercover cop dupe woman into sex
Former Chief Constable Phil Gormley signed off an undercover operation
which involved a spy cop deceive a woman into sex." "“The sample
disclosure we have been given by the police is a disgraceful for the
amount of redactions. However, the fact that Phil Gormley is named as
someone who authorised Mark Kennedy’s deployment targeting me is a
first step, however tiny, in getting the answers we have been fighting
for. And will continue to.” The victim was Kate Wilson.

* REQUEST: Provide the authorisation(s) by Gormley authorising the
deployment of Kennedy referred to.

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  

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Yours sincerely

Peter Deja
Support Officer - Freedom of Information Triage Team
 
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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

As well as the authorisations, please include the applications for the authorisations required by RIPA 2000.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Mr Williams

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2018100000856

Please find attached the MPS response to your request.

Yours sincerely

Brian Wilson
Senior Privacy Advisor

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)'s handling of my FOI request 'Phil Gormley signed off an undercover operation which involved a spy cop deceive a woman into sex.'.

There was nothing vexatious about the request.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Williams

Freedom of Information Review Reference No: 2018110000724

I write in connection with your request for a review of the handling
and/or decision relating to  2018100000856 which was received by the
Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on  09/11/2018.  

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr Williams

Freedom of Information Review Reference No: 2018110000724

I write in connection with your request for a review of the handling
and/or decision relating to  2018100000856 which was received by the
Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on  09/11/2018.  

The MPS response dated 09/11/2018 advised the following:

"Further requests to the MPS from you will be considered vexatious and/or
potentially invalid unless you are able to provide proof of identity. If
you would like to pursue this option please contact the Information Rights
Unit at [email address] or via post at

Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1TR

Should you be able to provide satisfactory proof of identity, section 14
may still be considered if you continue to submit multiple, overlapping
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With this in mind, your request for an internal review will be recorded as
closed.

Yours sincerely

R. Loizou
Support Officer - Freedom of Information Triage Team

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