News 10 October 2019
Author: Priya Faith

Family Of Mark Duggan Agree Settlement With Met Police

Author Priya Faith
10 October 2019

The family of Mark Duggan, whose death at the hands of the police sparked riots across the country back in August 2011, have agreed on a settlement.

8 years after the 29-year-old was shot by police in Tottenham on suspicion of carrying a weapon and posing a threat, High Court mediation has taken place between his family and the met.

Mr Duggan’s family have since revealed that the two sides have agreed to “bring all proceedings… to a conclusion and move forward.” In a statement, they went on to state that both parties had “reached an agreed position without acceptance of liability on the part of the Metropolitan Police Service or its officers.”

Despite an inquest jury finding that Mr Duggan was not holding a weapon when he was shot back in 2014, they concluded that he had been lawfully killed. The jury determined that Mr Duggan was shot by armed police as they intercepted a cab he has been travelling, before going on to state that officers had acted on intelligence that indicated he was a member of a gang and had previously arranged to collect a gun.

Although the family of Mr Duggan have challenged the decision, they were ruled against by both the High Court and Court of Appeal. Furthermore, the UK Supreme Court declined to hear the case.

The Met has said that neither party will be making “any further comment about the terms of the settlement or mediation.”