Mark Duggan’s family: police ‘lack courage’ to reopen investigation

Carole & Mark Duggan
Carole Duggan & Nephew, Mark Duggan

source: The Guardian
published: 28 May 2021

Mark Duggan’s family have accused the police watchdog of lacking courage after it refused to reopen its investigation into his 2011 killing by armed officers.

The shooting of Duggan, 29, in Tottenham, north London, after armed officers intercepted the minicab in which he was travelling on the basis of intelligence that he was carrying a gun, triggered civil unrest across England. An illegal firearm was found over a fence, 7 metres from where he was shot.

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Watchdog drops probe of officers over Anthony Grainger shooting

Anthony Grainger
Anthony Grainger

source: Manchester Evening News
published: 3 February 2021

The police watchdog has dropped an investigation into three former senior Greater Manchester Police officers over their ‘command and control’ of an armed operation during which a father-of-two was shot dead.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said today two of three independent investigations arising from the fatal shooting of Anthony Grainger it launched have now concluded.

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Watch the trailer for ‘Typical’ at the Soho Theatre ahead of release

Alder Tribute Mural
Alder Tribute – Hull graffiti artist Preston Fox

all credits: What’s on Stage
published: 29 January 2021

Soho Theatre will present Typical, created alongside award-winning creative movement Nouveau Riche, online next month, and WhatsOnStage has a first look at the new trailer.

The piece explores racism and how British society stereotypes Black masculinity.

Written by award-winning playwright Ryan Calais Cameron and directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour, it follows the tragic true-life events of Black British ex-serviceman Christopher Alder and the injustice that still remains 20 years since his story emerged.

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