• Family vent fury after UK Duggan verdict

    Date: 2019.01.16 | Category: 上海按摩服务 | Tags:

    Mark Duggan’s family has reacted with fury to an inquest jury’s finding that his death was lawful, even though he was unarmed when he was shot dead by police.


    Family and friends of the deceased hurled abuse and branded police “murderers” as the jury of seven women and three men gave their verdict in Court 73 of the Royal Courts of Justice.

    Duggan’s brother, Marlon, shouted after the jurors as they left court, saying “f*** them”, and angry supporters spilled from the courtroom and kicked at a door.

    Mark Duggan’s death sparked protests that snowballed into riots and looting across Britain. He had been shot dead when police stopped the taxi in which he was travelling in Tottenham, north London, in August 2011.

    At the culmination of the four-month inquest, the jury found that although the 29-year-old had a gun in the minicab, he probably threw it on to a nearby grass verge when the car came to a stop.

    But outside court, Duggan’s family claimed that he had been “executed” and branded the judgment “perverse”.

    Carole Duggan, an aunt, said: “We are going to fight until we have no breath left in our body for Mark and his children.”

    Shaun Hall, a brother of Mark Duggan, said: “We came for justice today, we don’t feel we are leaving with justice.”

    Police watchdog the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it was looking at new evidence that had emerged from the inquest, and the Duggan family are considering whether to try to get the inquest conclusion judicially reviewed.

    Temperatures boiled over outside the Royal Courts of Justice as uniformed assistant commissioner Mark Rowley made a statement.

    He could not be heard and protesters jostled journalists. As security staff tried to disperse the crowd and shield the officer, chants of “liars, racists, murderers, scum” rang out.