May 23 2013 Latest news:
by Stephen Moore
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The 11 officers directly involved in the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan “may” finally be interviewed by investigators, the head of the Metropolitan Police has said.
A year and two days after the incident in Ferry Lane, Tottenham Hale, Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe told the Evening Standard the officers could have “personal interviews” with investigators at the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
The announcement signals a breakthrough for the IPCC, which has been snubbed by the officers for a year, hampering its investigation.
They had previously only given statements and written answers to the IPCC, which expects to hand a report on the father-of-four’s death to north London coroner Andrew Walker this autumn.
Mr Hogan-Howe said there had been “trust issues” between the watchdog and his force meaning officers were unwilling to be directly questioned.