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Mark Duggan Inquest: Why Would The Police Toss The Gun And Feed Misinformation To The Media?

by | 12th, December 2011

MARK Duggan: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the Tottenham man shot dead by police in the double tap killing . Police fired two bullets without reply . Duggan died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.  The police shoot to kill.

At the North London Coroner’s Court, questions are being asked at a pre-inquest hearing. The full inquest will begin in September 2012.

Michael Mansfield QC, representing Mr Duggan’s family, addresses Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigator Colin Sparrow:

“Misinformation suggesting some form of shoot-out – you accept that was a serious mistake?”

Mr Sparrow: “It wasn’t accurate.”

Mr Mansfield: “It was a mistake, wasn’t it?”

Mr Sparrow: “It was a mistake.”

Mansfield: “The problem for the family is a complete breakdown in confidence for this investigation. While normally this question might not have to be asked because confidence is automatic, on this occasion, from the beginning, there has been misinformation, a lack of information, and conflicting information.”

He’s right.

After that “mistake” which said Duggan had shot at police  – a gun

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