Sean Rigg memorial spotlights mental health and policing
by: Black Mental Health UK
published: 16 August 2012
Organised by the Sean Rigg Justice and Change Campaign in association with Black Mental Health UK, this meeting marks the first public event where the Rigg family will be able to inform the community, who have supported them throughout their campaign, about the changes they would like to see in the wake of the high profile inquest verdict into their brother’s death.
‘This event will mark Sean’s passing in a significant way, as we know that the community are just as concerned about what happened to him as we are. We want to update people and share the inquest findings and also ensure that changes are made in the way vulnerable people are treated so this sort tragedy never happens again, Samantha Rigg-David sister of Sean Rigg told Black Mental Health UK.
The verdict highlighted a catalogue of failures by both statutory mental health services and the police in their dealings with the musician and songwriter.
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