Mark Duggan death: Met officers refuse IPCC interviews

May 3, 2012 in Custody Deaths & Abuse by Zinzi Eka-Naphtali

originally by: The Guardian
published: 26 April 2012

The police marksman who shot Mark Duggan dead and 30 other officers are refusing to be interviewed by the official investigation into the incident which triggered the summer riots across England.

Duggan was shot dead by a Scotland Yard marksman on 4 August 2011 in Tottenham, north London. The shooting triggered some of the worst riots in modern British history, which began inthe London borough in response to the treatment of the Duggan family.

The investigation into Duggan’s death is being carried out by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). Met officers involved in the incident and the immediate aftermath have given the IPCC written statements.

In January, the IPCC asked to interview the police officers, who have refused. Controversy and confusion surround the circumstances of the shooting.

On Thursday, the BBC reported an account of a new witness, who said they heard officers shout “put it down, put it down” before shots were fired.

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