source: BBC News
published: 19 December 2014
Mark Duggan’s family have lost a challenge over police procedures following fatal shootings by armed officers.
The Court of Appeal rejected a challenge on whether officers could confer before a court case involving a fatality at the hands of police.
Mr Duggan was shot by police in north London in August 2011 in Tottenham. The 29-year-old’s death sparked riots in the area, which then spread to other cities in England.
The case was brought by his mother Pamela Duggan and relatives of Rafal Delezuch, who died after being restrained by Leicestershire Police officers in 2012.
Duggan family lawyers argued the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) was operating a policy of allowing officers to confer which was inconsistent with the stance of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).