Report Finds The Shot That Sparked The London Riots Was Fired By Policeby Yepoka YeeboBus
Aug. 09, 2011
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Police investigators have found Londoner Mark Duggan did not fire at a police officer before being shot dead in the incident that sparked riots across England.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission said there was no evidence that a gun found at the scene of the fatal shooting had been fired. The bullet found lodged in the radio of an injured police officer was police-issue.
The Guardian summarizes the reports findings:
• The bullet lodged in the police radio is a "jacketed round". This is a police issue bullet and, while it is still subject to DNA analysis, it is consistent with having been fired from a Metropolitan police Heckler and Koch MP5 submachine gun.The news broke as residents, businesses and police forces around England braced for another night of chaos. London shut down early as record number of police officers flooded streets, The Telegraph reported.