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Informers an essential tool of policing the world over, but they can’t be allowed to act with impunity

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Questions will be asked about the ‘value for money’ in running informants to the degree the PSNI still do. Posed picture

Questions will be asked about the ‘value for money’ in running informants to the degree the PSNI still do. Posed picture

Questions will be asked about the ‘value for money’ in running informants to the degree the PSNI still do. Posed picture

The use of informers, or Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) as they are officially known, has always been a controversial one.

Collusion between loyalist and republican organisations and the RUC during the Troubles has been the subject of numerous Police Ombudsman complaints and the current Operation Kenova investigation being carried out by retired Chief Constable Jon Boutcher.


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