David Cameron to consider Independent Police Complaints Commission reform after Mark Duggan inquest

David Cameron will consider reformt to the Independent Police Complaints Commission following the Mark Duggan inquest

David Cameron will consider reformt to the Independent Police Complaints Commission following the Mark Duggan inquest

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The Prime Minister will consider reforms to the police watchdog following the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan.

David Cameron made the announcement after David Lammy, the MP for Tottenham, called on him to accept that the Independent Police Complaints Commission needed urgent reform.

Mr Cameron said he was prepared to look at strengthening oversight of the police during a session of Prime Ministers Questions on Wednesday afternoon.

Mr Lammy highlighted the jury's findings of errors in the police investigation, despite concluding that Mr Duggan was lawfully killed by an armed officer in Ferry Lane, Tottenham, in August 2011.

The shooting sparked riots in Tottenham which then spread throughout the country.

The Labour MP also raised the case of PC Keith Wallis, who admitted he lied about witnessing a row outside Downing Street between officers and former Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell.

Mr Cameron said most officers do a “magnificent job” but could not say that “all is well” in the police.

He said: “I am always prepared to look at reforms of organisations such as this.

“There was a big reform some years ago to make the IPCC much more independent.”

He added: “The vast majority of the British police service do a magnificent job.

“They put their lives on the line for us day after day and we should always recall that, but I am happy to look at proposals for how we can strengthen these arrangements.”

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