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Inquiry used to establish how Azelle Rodney died

Azelle Rodney. Credit: Police handout

Closing arguments are heard in the inquiry into the death of Azelle Rodney, a 24-year-old man who died in April 2005 after being shot six times by a Metropolitan Police officer.

An earlier Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation confirmed that Rodney was not holding a gun at the time of his shooting.

The inquiry marks the first time that a public inquiry, rather than an inquest, has been used to establish how a person came to their death, and comes after the government was forced to apologise to Rodney's mother for a delay in holding a prompt investigation into the matter.