Duggan policeman 'will not return'
The policeman involved in the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan in Tottenham last month will not return to front line duty, Home Secretary Theresa May told MPs this morning.
Ms May was speaking to the Home Affairs Committee about policing and the riots. She added: "I’m absolutely clear that what underlay it was criminality. And I think we see that about three quarters of those who’ve been arrested so far have had some sort of criminal record, be it caution or other disposal."
Magistrates and crown court judges could be asked to remove benefits from convicted rioters under proposals being drawn up by the Government, according to the Guardian. Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan also said this morning that Ken Clarke's blaming of the riots on a "feral underclass" is lazy, and absolves those involved of responsibility.
The police officer who shot and killed Mark Duggan, the act that sparked the riots, is to return to firearms duties as the investigation moves towards the conclusion that “no officer did anything wrong”, according to The Times.