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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Police failings contributed to death of Reading man in custody, inquest rules

Leroy Medford
Leroy Medford

source: Get Reading News
published: 27 June 2019

Police failings in the care of a man who was able to swallow a packet of drugs he had been hiding contributed to his death, an inquest ruled.

After several hours of deliberation, the jury in the inquest of 44-year-old Leroy ‘Junior’ Medford ruled he died of a heroin overdose after being arrested in April 2017.

However, jurors cited failings by officers tasked with looking after Mr Medford after it was revealed they didn’t know the Thames Valley Police policy over prisoners who were suspected to be hiding drugs.

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Man killed by armed police in Birmingham

Trevor Smith
Trevor Smith

all credits: ITV News
published: 15 March 2019

A man has been shot dead by armed police in Birmingham. The victim, a man in his 50s, died at the scene on Wheeleys Lane near Five Ways.

West Midlands Police said it was part of an intelligence-led operation that was carried out shortly before 5am this morning (Friday). The area is currently cordoned off and enquiries are underway.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is now investigating and police body-cam footage has been recovered.

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