My thoughts are with the family of Mark Duggan this evening. This inquest has been an exhausting and emotional process for all involved and the family will tonight feel that they are no closer to achieving justice for Mark.
This was a ten-person jury that heard over three months of evidence, testimonies and expert accounts and took seven days to reach a decision. The issues have been thoroughly discussed and debated, and the jury's findings should be respected.
Despite this verdict, the reputation of the Metropolitan Police has not emerged unscathed. The jury found that a number of key errors were made by Operation Trident and SOCA officers in the hours leading up to the shooting. There are fundamental and lingering issues that the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation - now re-opened - must attempt to clarify.
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.