A year ago today, an armed Metropolitan police officer shot Mark Duggan in the chest and killed him. There was a gun in the cab but Duggan was not holding it and the gun had not been fired. [Evidence from the inquest: there is no evidence the gun was in the cab at the time the police caught up with him. The only shots fired were from police guns: Duggan was unarmed when he was killed.]
Our mission: Working together for a safer London
Duggan’s parents found out that their son had been killed by the police from a newspaper headline.
Our values: Working together with all our citizens, all our partners, all our colleagues:
The police who had killed Duggan lied: They claimed there had been an “exchange of fire”.
We will have pride in delivering quality policing.
Tottenham police station refused to meet with the peaceful delegation of protesters come to ask questions about the police killing of Duggan. Instead, they sent out a squad with riot shields.