The inquest into the police killing of Mark Duggan has been delayed once more. At a packed hearing on Monday, judge Keith Cutler told the court that the inquest will now begin in September.
Mark’s family has been pressing for the inquest to take place as soon as possible. The family’s legal team is frustrated by the delays.
Leslie Thomas, one of the barristers representing Mark’s family said, “It is absolutely shocking… that there are further investigations, basic investigations, to be conducted such as a reconstruction and forensics.”
Other delays are due to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Mark’s aunt, Carole said, “They’re very lax about how they go about things, quite incompetent. We’ve never trusted the IPCC.”
Armed police shot Mark on 4 August 2011 in Tottenham, north London.
The killing sparked riots across England.
The retrial of Kevin Hutchinson-Foster, the man accused of passing a handgun to Mark Duggan, continues.