Carole Duggan: Mark 'was just an ordinary man'

Carole Duggan, the aunt of Mark Duggan, has rubbished accusations her nephew was a 'gangster', telling ITV News he did not live a 'gangster lifestyle' and was "just an ordinary man. He struggled like any other working class person would do."

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Duggan family 'still feel very raw' after inquest

The Duggan family pastor has said that they still feel "very raw about the verdict" that Mark Duggan was lawfully killed when he was shot by police.

It comes after police watchdog, the IPCC, said they had contacted the Duggan family solicitor to try and meet with the family.

Nims Obunge told ITV News: "It's right that the IPCC go through the family solicitors and await a response from the family.

"It's very early, the family feel very raw about the verdict and I think that we've just got to wait for the right time and the IPCC need to wait for the right time."

Police watchdog 'arranging Duggan family meeting'

The police watchdog has said that it is arranging a meeting with Mark Duggan's family.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) tweeted to say that they will not release further details until after the meeting:

'For others to judge' if Met police still institutionally racist

Met Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe has told UK Editor Lucy Manning that he cannot judge if the force is still institutionally racist as it is for others to decide and admitted that if that is still how the police is seen then they must be:


Met 'is building trust with black community'

The Met Police Commissioner has said that the force have tried to improve their relations with the black community in London.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said: "Over the last couple of year, we've done an awful lot to build the trust of the black community. We've reduced our stop and search by about a third.

"We've actually improved our effectiveness of stop search and we've also made sure that we've had less complaints - that was a real issue around the time Mark Duggan was shot."

Met chief 'won't talk about apologies' for Duggan

Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has stood by the conclusions of the Mark Duggan inquest.

When asked by UK Editor Lucy Manning if he felt the Duggan family are owed an apology he said: "I'm not going to talk about apologies. I think the only thing I can do is respect the outcome of the jury's verdict, clearly the family still has concerns and are asking questions."

He went on to say that although he was not worried about trouble on the streets of London, "we'd be foolish not to at least consider the possibility."

Met chief 'not going to talk about apologies' to family

UK Editor Lucy Manning has said the Met Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe stood firm on the conclusions of the Mark Duggan inquest:

Met chief: Need to cut number of stop and searches

The Met Police Commissioner has admitted his force needs to do more to cut the number of stop and searches to improve relations with the black community after the Mark Duggan inquest:

We know wehave more to do to further reduce the use of stop and search.

That will comethrough better training of our officers and developing the sensitive way inwhich we use our powers.

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