credits: Haringey Independent
published: 7th March 2014
The family of Mark Duggan have appeared in court today as part of a legal challenge against how police make reports after an incident.
They attended the Court of Appeal, in The Strand, to ask for permission to judicially review Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) guidance that allows officers to confer before they give statements about incidents.
Hugh Southey QC, told the appeal judges conferring was a major issue in the case against the police during the inquest into Mark Duggan’s death.
Mr Duggan, 29, was shot dead by an armed police officer in Ferry Lane, Tottenham, on August 4, 2011, after the minicab he was travelling in was stopped as part of a police operation to tackle gun crime.
His death caused riots across Tottenham which later spread to other parts of England. In January, a jury in the inquest into his death ruled he had been killed lawfully by an 8-2 majority, despite also deciding he was unarmed when the officer fired the fatal shot.