Coroner invites Duggan family to 'help change tactics'

The coroner in the Mark Duggan inquest will take the "unique" move of inviting the family to help shape police firearms procedure. Family and friends took part in a vigil yesterday outside Tottenham police station to protest the lawful verdict.

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Coroner invites Duggan family to 'help change tactics'

The coroner in the controversial Mark Duggan inquest has said he will ask the Duggan family to help shape recommendations on police firearms procedure, the Mail on Sunday has reported.

Senior circuit judge Keith Cutler told the newspaper he will take "the unusual, perhaps unique step" of inviting submissions from the Duggan family.

The jury, accompanied by Judge Keith Cutler, in the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan. Credit: PA

Judge Cutler said: "Whatever you think of him as an individual, Mark Duggan was somebody’s son. No one wanted him to die.

"Normally I would hide away and come to my own conclusions about these recommendations but this has been a highly charged and high- profile case. I have wanted to have transparency for all the parties and the public.

"The obvious one, that officers wear head cameras on these types of operations, has already been put forward. But there will be other issues including the training of officers and preparation for operations".

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