This has been a difficult and tragic case for all involved and my sympathy today is with Mark Duggan's family. They have lost a loved one and it's right that Assistant Commissioner Rowley has offered to meet with them.
On any given day highly trained Metropolitan Police firearms officers can and do face life threatening situations in which they have to make instant judgements under incredible pressure, and yet in the last four years, having responded thousands of times, they have discharged their weapons on just six occasions.
Londoners should feel assured that the police do an incredible job keeping this city safe. I am confident that the Metropolitan Police Service will continue to demonstrate the highest professional standards and after today's verdict continue to work closely with local leaders to strengthen the bond of trust between the police and the public they serve.
Met Police chief thanks Duggan family after they appeal for peace as friend says family are 'still too raw' to meet with police watchdog.
Jurors decided that he did have a gun but it was not in his hand when he was shot.
The shooting of Mark Duggan by police was the spark that began violence which spread to almost every major English city.