Mark Duggan police shooting: IPCC inquiry finds no evidence of criminality

Mark Dugganoriginally by: The Guardian
published: 2 August 2013

The official police watchdog investigation into the shooting dead of Mark Duggan by a firearms officer has found no evidence of any criminal offence, in the clearest sign yet that it is set to conclude the killing was lawful, the Guardian has learned.

The shooting of Duggan on 4 August 2011 in Tottenham, north London, triggered riots that spread across the capital and to other cities. The second anniversary of his death will be marked by his family on Sunday with a vigil at the spot where he was shot twice by a police marksman.

The family are angry that the official inquiry conducted by the Independent Police Complaints Commission is yet to be finalised and released to them.

In a clear sign that the IPCC believes there is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing uncovered by its investigation, no officer has been interviewed under caution for potential criminal or disciplinary offences, with the investigation virtually completed. On Friday an IPCC spokesperson confirmed: “We have found no evidence to indicate criminality at this stage.”

An IPCC commissioner will decide whether to refer the case to prosecutors once the report is finalised, but so far no advice has been sought on charges from the Crown Prosecution Service.

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