Sean Rigg - Metropolitan Police Service

The review, conducted by Dr Silvia Casale with the support of James Lewis QC and Martin Corfe,was carried out between November 2012 and April 2013.

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  • IPCC outlines terms of the review of its findings following the independent investigation into Sean Rigg’s death

    Aug 2, 2013

    The IPCC’s review of its findings in the investigation into the death of Sean Rigg is underway and terms of reference have been agreed.

    The IPCC announced the review in May 2013 following publication of Dr Silvia Casale’s independent report into the original investigation which made a number of recommendations including a re-examination of whether there is potential misconduct in respect of the actions of the police officers involved in Mr Rigg’s arrest and detention.

  • IPCC publishes findings of independent external review of investigation in Sean Rigg’s death

    May 16, 2013

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has accepted the findings of an independent review of its investigation into the death of Sean Rigg and will take action on all its recommendations.

    The Chair of the IPCC, Dame Anne Owers, commissioned the review in November 2012 following the inquest. Mr Rigg died in police custody on 21 August 2008 after being arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service earlier that day.

  • IPCC investigators make three arrests as part of on-going investigation into evidence given at inquest into Sean Rigg’s death

    Mar 27, 2013

    Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigators have today (Wednesday, 27 March) arrested two serving and one retired Metropolitan Service Police (MPS) officers in connection with the on-going investigation into evidence given at the inquest into Sean Rigg’s death.

    • Police Sergeant A, 50, was arrested at his place of work on suspicion of perjury and perverting the course of justice;

    • Police Constable B, 29, was arrested at an address in south London on suspicion of perjury and perverting the course of justice;

  • External review of IPCC’s investigation into Sean Rigg’s death

    Nov 12, 2012

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has today outlined details of the external review of its investigation into the death of Sean Rigg in August 2008.

     

    Following the jury’s narrative verdict at the inquest into Mr Rigg’s death and publication of the IPCC’s investigation report, Dame Anne Owers, Chair of the IPCC, commissioned an external review of the investigation to identify areas of improvement for the organisation.

     

  • IPCC publishes report into the death of Sean Rigg

    Aug 15, 2012

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has today published its report into the death of Sean Rigg. The IPCC found that officers did not recognise Mr Rigg as a man with mental health problems when they arrested him in August 2008.

    The IPCC’s independent investigation also found it took Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officers more than three hours to respond to calls from the hostel, where Mr Rigg was living, who reported concerns he potentially posed a risk to himself and others. The investigation established this was not an unusual delay.

  • IPCC statement following verdict in the inquest of Sean Rigg

    Aug 1, 2012

    The jury at the inquest of Sean Rigg has today (Wednesday, 1 August) returned a narrative verdict at Southwark Coroner’s Court.  The jury found that there were missed opportunities and a lack of appropriate care by both the police and the mental health services, and that the level and length of restraint used was unsuitable and unnecessary.