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“It’s a start but it’s a drop in the ocean” – Mark Duggan’s brother reacts to Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict | UK News

“They got this guy screwed up because of the footage,” said Shaun Hall, Mark Duggan’s brother, in reaction to the murder conviction of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin.

“But an open and closed case doesn’t mean lessons have been learned. Nothing has been learned.”

When Mr. Duggan was shot dead by the police Almost 10 years ago, in August 2011, London, followed by other cities, erupted in violence.

Mark Duggan was shot dead by armed officers in north London in 2011
Mark Duggan was shot dead by armed officers in north London in 2011

There have been allegations that officers from the Met’s CO19 Firearms Brigade used unnecessary force and police covered up the shooting.

An investigation will later conclude that the shooting was legal, but although Mr. Duggan was dragged for recovering a gun, he was not carrying a gun at the time he was shot.

However, the rioters, mostly from poor black communities, were not only motivated by the death of a man – it was a host of other complex social issues that had found tactile paper.

The same could be said of the murder of George floyd which led to protests around the world. For many, Tuesday’s verdict was a watershed moment that could mark a shift in the relationship between law enforcement and black communities, not only in the United States but also here in the United Kingdom.

No, says Mark Duggan’s brother. “It’s a start, but it’s a drop in the ocean,” Hall says in an exclusive interview with Sky News.

He adds that “even during the trial, another person was murdered”, referring to the fatal shooting of Adam Toledo by a Chicago police officer.

Mr Hall believes the verdict is the result of “people’s power”, due to civil rights movements encouraging spectators to use their smartphones.

In 2015, Mr. Hall traveled to Los Angeles with other activists in London to meet with American activists and discuss how they could encourage people to capture incidents of police brutality on their phones, …

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