The IPCC have re-opened the probe into Sean Rigg’s death by the hands of police in Brixton police station in 2008.
This comes after last year’s ruling by the inquest that officers had used ‘unreasonable force’ - an acceptance that the police were wrong.
That and the current re-opening are a testament to the work of Sean Rigg’s sisters, Sam and Marcia, who have taken on the majority of the evidence-gathering themselves in an incredibly difficult struggle for justice.
The BBC has more information here, however it is a shame to see the clanger
Mr Rigg was arrested in Balham, south London, after attacking a man.
- this isn’t really a fair representation of how Sean was found by the police. He was in a state of great distress and this kind of simplification goes some way to excusing the police’s actions.