Mark Duggan’s aunt, Carole Duggan, has said the family will fight the inquest decision of lawful killing “through the courts” and has called for calm.
On Wednesday, a jury concluded Mark Duggan was lawfully killed when he was shot dead by police in August 2011.
Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe thanked Mark Duggan’s family for “expressing their desire to pursue their case peacefully”.
Mark Duggan’s death in Tottenham, north London, sparked widespread disorder.
The killing of Mark Duggan, 29, was followed by protests which descended into looting and rioting in the capital and spread to other cities in England.
Earlier, his aunt Carole Duggan said: “No demonstrations, no more violence, we will have to fight this and go through the struggle peacefully to get justice.”
Following the conclusion of the inquest, the family reacted with anger to the jury’s decision that officers had acted within the law.
Carole Duggan has called for the Independent Police Complaints Commission to review the case.
Carole Duggan has said the family will fight the inquest decision of lawful killing through the courts and has called for calm
British PM David Cameron welcomed Carole Duggan’s message of restraint, but stressed the outcome of the inquest had to be respected.
He said: “These issues raise very strong emotions but I hope people can react calmly and recognize that we have proper judicial processes in this country and they are the ones that must be followed.
“I very much respect Mark Duggan’s aunt for saying pursue the case in the courts and not the street.”
David Cameron did admit more work was needed to improve race relations.
“There’s still racial prejudice in our country, there’s still discrimination,” he said.
“But I think what you can see is governments…trying to break down these barriers and end discrimination and make sure people are valued for the passion in their heart and the thoughts their head, rather than the color of their skin.”
Meanwhile it has emerged the names of the ten jurors who delivered the verdict are to remain confidential.
The seven women and three men, who come from the north London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Enfield, Harrow and Haringey, have been offered counseling which is routine in cases deemed to be of a sensitive nature.
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A London police official has announced that firearms officers are to wear video cameras in an attempt to be “more open” following the death of Mark Duggan in 2011.
Bernard Hogan-Howe admitted the force must “do more to build trust” after an inquest jury found Mark Duggan, 29, was lawfully killed.
Mark Duggan was shot dead by police in August 2011 in Tottenham, north London.
Bernard Hogan- Howe will meet community leaders in Haringey to discuss how “confidence” in the Met can be improved.
The family of Mark Duggan reacted with anger after the jury concluded by a majority of 8 to 2 that he was lawfully killed by officers.
Mark Duggan, whose death sparked protests that descended into rioting and looting across London and spread to other parts of England, was shot when police stopped a taxi he was travelling in.
Following the conclusion of the four-month inquest at the Royal Courts of Justice on Wednesday, his aunt Carole Duggan said he had been “executed”.
Bernard Hogan-Howe said: “I want to express my sympathy to Mark Duggan’s family. They’ve lost a son and brother and their friends have lost a friend.
“That’s a terrible event for everybody and they’ve had to wait a long time for this verdict.
Mark Duggan was shot dead by police in August 2011 in Tottenham
“I hope that everybody’s able to accept the verdict of the jury. It’s a jury of ordinary Londoners who have come to a verdict which we all have to accept.
“I do acknowledge that we need to do more to build trust with the people of London and there are things that we need to learn from this event.
“First of all, I want our officers to be able to be more open when it comes to the investigations that follow these events.
“In pursuance of that we’re going to ask them to wear video cameras, so that we can record this type of incident, and I’m going to meet many people from across London, leaders from the Haringey community, to see what we need to do to work together to improve the confidence in the Met for those members of society who may feel that this has damaged their confidence in any way.”
The jury of seven women and three men was asked to answer five questions over Mark Duggan’s death.
The panel concluded Mark Duggan did not have a gun when he was shot by officers who surrounded a minicab he was travelling in.
But the jury said it was more likely than not that Mark Duggan had thrown a gun from the vehicle just before he was killed. The weapon was found about 20ft away from the scene.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is currently conducting an investigation into Mark Duggan’s death.
Deborah Coles, from the charity Inquest, said Mark Duggan’s family were considering whether to apply for the decision to be judicially reviewed.
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Mark Duggan was lawfully killed by police, an inquest jury has said by a majority of 8 to 2.
Mark Duggan’s death sparked UK riots in 2011.
He was shot dead by armed officers in August 2011 in Tottenham, north London.
Rioting spread across London and other parts of England in what became some of the worst disturbances in decades.
Jurors at the Royal Courts of Justice also concluded 29-year-old Mark Duggan did not have a gun when he was shot by officers.
They also said it was more likely than not that Mark Duggan had thrown a gun from a taxi just before he was killed. The weapon was found about 20ft away from the scene.
The panel of seven women and three men said police had not done enough to gather and react to intelligence about the possibility of Mark Duggan collecting a gun from Kevin Hutchinson-Foster, who has since been found guilty of supplying the firearm.
Mark Duggan was killed in August 2011
But the jury said the taxi had been stopped in a location and in a way that “minimized to the greatest extent possible recourse to lethal force”.
Following the verdict his mother Pamela Duggan was led out of the court in tears, while Mark Duggan’s brother was seen screaming and shouting.
One man shouted: “A black life ain’t worth nothing.”
Following the conclusion to the inquest, an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) spokesperson said: “We note the inquest jury’s determination and findings and we are considering them as a matter of urgency in relation to our ongoing investigation.”
The inquest began in September. Before the jurors retired last month, Judge Keith Cutler told them to reach their decisions “on the evidence and the evidence alone”.
Before the verdicts were read out, the coroner thanked the jury and told them they will be excused from future jury service for life if they want.