originally by: Haringey Independent
published: 5th October 2011
The brother of Mark Duggan – the Tottenham man shot dead by police in August – has made an emotional appeal for “justice”.
Launching the Tottenham Defence Campaign today with three other families who have lost relatives in police incidents, Shaun Hall described the death of his brother in Ferry Lane on August 4 as “an assassination”.
He said: “What had my brother done so wrong? He had no criminal record and was not wanted by the police for anything as far as we know, so why did it happen?
“We’re told the police officer was scared – what was he scared of? Was he adequately trained? Why didn’t the local Tottenham police intervene?
“I loved my brother. My family have been hurt but we want to stay strong – we need justice.”
Mr Hall said he was willing to give the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) – which is investigating the death – a chance to “get things right”, and urged any witnesses to come forward and give information.
But he did criticise the IPCC for telling journalists there had been a “firefight” in the immediate aftermath of the incident – which turned out to be untrue.