The family of Mark Duggan reacted with shock and anger today at the inquest verdict finding that Mark was lawfully killed when he was shot dead by police on 4 August 2011, despite the same jury deciding Mark was unarmed at the time of the shooting.
“The majority of people in this country know that Mark Duggan was executed. He was executed and we still believe that,” said Mark’s aunt Carole Duggan.
“We are going to fight until we have no breath in our body for justice, for Mark, for his children, for all those who have died in custody – for as long as it takes.”
Mark’s brother Sean Hall said: “We came for justice today. We don’t feel that we are leaving with justice – we feel we’re leaving with a grave injustice. We still want justice, and we will find out where we go from here.”
Marcia Willis Stewart, solicitor for the family, said: “On 4 August 2011 an unarmed man was shot dead in Tottenham. What we have seen today is a perverse judgement. The jury found that he had no gun in his hand – and yet he was gunned down. For us that is an unlawful killing.”
The family are considering the next steps in their campaign. and will release a fuller statement shortly. Messages of solidarity and support for Mark Duggan should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Record of the inquest http://dugganinquest.independent.gov.uk/docs/Jurys_Determination_and_Conclusion.pdf
Sky footage of family statements outside court http://news.sky.com/story/1192172/police-chief-heckled-after-duggan-verdict