Mark Duggan inquest: Watchdog 'not fit for purpose'


originally by: BBC News
published: 25 March 2013

The police watchdog has been described as “not fit for purpose” by Mark Duggan’s barrister. A pre-inquest hearing heard the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) had still not completed its report into the shooting.

The IPCC initially said the report would take three months but it said there were “still lines of inquiry outstanding”.

Mr Duggan’s death in 2011 in Tottenham led to widespread rioting.

The Coroner, Judge Keith Cutler, ordered the IPCC to deliver a draft copy of its investigation report by 13 May.

Mr Duggan’s family’s barrister Michael Mansfield QC told the hearing that the delay showed the “magnitude – not just of delay – but of incompetence”.

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