Mark Duggan shooting: family settle high court claim against Met

Mark Duggan
Mark Duggan

source: The Guardian  
published: 10 October 2019

The family of Mark Duggan, whose killing sparked civil unrest across England in 2011, have settled a high court claim against the Metropolitan police.

Duggan, 29, was shot dead 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. A pistol was later found about seven metres away from the minicab.

Duggan’s shooting in August 2011, by an officer known only as V53, sparked riots in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and other English cities for nearly a week.

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Family celebrate lasting legacy as ‘Seni’s Law’ receives Royal Assent

Woman in jail cellsources: INQUEST
published: 1 November 2018

Today the Mental Health (Use of Force) Bill has received Royal Assent in Parliament, eight years after the death of Seni Lewis for whom it is intended as a lasting legacy. Known as Seni’s Law, the Bill will increase protections and oversight on use of force in mental health settings.

The Private Members Bill brought by Steve Reed MP is named after Olaseni ‘Seni’ Lewis, a 23 year old IT graduate who died as a result of prolonged restraint by police officers whilst a voluntary inpatient at Bethlem Royal Hospital, Croydon in 2010.

Steve Reed MP has worked closely with the family of Seni Lewis, who are constituents of Croydon North. He worked on this Bill with the family’s lawyer Raju Bhatt, INQUEST, and a coalition of NGOs including Agenda , Article 39, Mind, Rethink and YoungMinds.

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Petition: Seek an independent inquiry into the death of Kishni Mahay

Kishni Mahay

source: Express & Star
originally published: 23 May 2018

The son of a woman knocked down and killed by a police car is stepping up his fight for a public inquiry.

Raj Mahay [has launched] a petition [in June] for a review into the death of his mother Kishni Mahay.

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The 64-year-old was hit by a police car on Cannock Road, Wolverhampton, on March 14, 1989. The vehicle was responding to an emergency call. The death was ruled accidental and an investigation by police said Mrs Mahay had run out into the road.

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