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Undercover Policing and the Corrupt Secret Society Within (Hardback)

True Crime 20th Century

By Keith Potter, Garry Rogers
Imprint: Pen & Sword True Crime
Pages: 328
Illustrations: 32 black and white
ISBN: 9781526775399
Published: 30th October 2020


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Garry Rogers played a key role in one of the UK’s most successful undercover policing operations, targeting the football hooliganism which blighted the domestic and international game. From Old Trafford to Turkey and Sweden to Sardinia, this working class lad turned undercover cop infiltrated some of the most notorious hooligan gangs at club and England level as part of Greater Manchester Police’s ground-breaking Omega Unit.

When the force extended its undercover policing operations to target serious and violent crime, it was Garry who gained the trust of armed robbers, drug dealers and a murderer securing the evidence to take them off the streets, often for many years.

But after five years at the cutting edge of covert operations, and with a new, inexperienced and ultimately corrupt officer in charge of the unit, Garry found himself dangerously exposed to violent criminals living just minutes from his family home. And when he turned to the force for support he was met with a wall of silence, accusations, and what one chief constable later described as a Masonic conspiracy that eventually pushed him out of the job after 28 years. Now he’s determined to tell his story – the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

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About Keith Potter

Keith Potter is a journalist and writer who has more than 20 years’ experience working in the police and home affairs sector.

About Garry Rogers

Born and raised in Salford, Garry fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a police officer, and graduated from the uniformed ranks into an elite undercover policing team. That dream turned sour when corruption and conspiracy within the force left him struggling to survive. This is his story.

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