17:21 09 January 2014
Fury has brewed as the jury at Mark Duggan’s inquest concluded that he was lawfully killed by the police. Duggan was reportedly unarmed when he was shot by officers in August 2011 in Tottenham. The event sparked riots across England resulting in death and millions of pounds in property damage.
Eight of the 10 jurors said that Duggan did not have a gun in his hand when he received a fatal shot. Because of this, supporters of Duggan’s family were chanting “murderers” at Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley as he read a statement.
Mark Duggan’s aunt, Carole Duggan, said that Mark was executed. "The majority of people in this country know that Mark was executed.
"We're going to fight until we have no breath in our body for justice for Mark, for his children, and for all of those (unclear) with deaths in custody that have had nothing.
"We are not giving up. No justice, no peace!"
Meanwhile, Met Police Commissioner Mr Hogan-Howe acknowledged that “death of Mark Duggan in 2011 was a tragedy for his family and led to a significant reduction in trust between London's black communities and the Metropolitan Police.”
He added: "I welcome the verdict of a jury that our officers acted lawfully when they confronted an armed criminal who they believed posed a threat to them and to the public
"I know that we have much work to do with black Londoners to build trust and confidence in the Metropolitan Police.
"I have asked some of the capital's political representatives, and local community leaders from Tottenham, to meet me tomorrow [Thursday] to discuss how the Metropolitan Police can build better relationships for the future."
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