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Mark's killer gets to keep his police gun

Issue No. 2386

Armed police officers have shot and killed 54 people in England and Wales in the last 23 years. The Metropolitan Police has been responsible for 21 of those killings. 

The officer who shot Mark was armed with a Glock 9mm pistol, a Taser and an MP5 carbine. He shot from a few feet away using bullets that hadn’t even yet been issued to some army units. 

The jury didn’t believe him when he said he saw Mark with a gun—but now he’s free to return to armed duty. 

Tottenham resident Ahasen told Socialist Worker, “People are thinking, what if the shoe was on the other foot? What if Mark had shot a police officer?

“Police always get away with it.”

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