Mark Duggan’s DNA and fingerprints were not found on a gun which police claim he was holding when he was killed, a jury heard today. Mr Duggan was shot dead by armed police officers in Ferry Lane, Tottenham, when the minicab he was travelling in was stopped in August 2011.
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The 2013 annual demonstration took place on 26th October in London and was attended by over 250 people. Those in attendance included relatives of Mark Duggan, Thomas Orchard, Sean Rigg, Roger Sylvester, Anthony Grainger, Joy Gardner, Olaseni Lewis and many more. UFFC said; “High profile Inquests continue to give rise to disturbing accounts given by state officials, which are implausible and/or improbable. Imminent Inquests will no doubt hear further implausible accounts.”
The event was held to mark the two years since the death of Mark Duggan and the twenty years that has passed since the death of Joy Gardner, who died during a brutal deportation attempt in 1993.
Leslie Thomas, a barrister who has spent the past 20 years fighting for families whose loved ones have died while in police custody has been recognised for his work. This year Thomas is set to take up what may be one of his biggest challenges to date. He will fight the cases, as lead barrister, at the inquests of Mark Duggan.
Due to Covid restrictions UFFC will be holding this years 22nd annual memorial event online. All families are requested to submit a two-minute clip of the story of their loved ones to shared in an online collage on 31 October.
Body-worn video cameras are finally being rolled out to firearms teams in the Met Police – more than three years after the Metropolitan Police agreed to issue armed officers with the devices.
Shot dead in ‘planned’ police operation from various sources – May 2017 contributions by – Kelly Averill Updates on this case will be listed at the foot of this item Jermaine Baker, aged 28, a father-of-two from Tottenham, north London, was killed by a single shot to the neck from […]
With many critical and high profile police scrutiny initiatives taking place in recent months, we share a collective of articles that explore policing matters. Recently we have seen inquests into the deaths of Olaseni Lewis, Thomas Orchard, just to mention a few.