source: The Canary
published: 8 December 2017
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has dropped charges for the second time against five police officers involved in the arrest of Sean Rigg. His family have called the decision “shameful”. Yet Rigg’s death is one of over 1,000 that remain unprosecuted.
A 2012 inquest into Rigg’s death on 21 August 2008 returned a damning verdict. The jury at that time believed police actions contributed directly to his death.
These included restraining the musician face down for eight minutes, which the inquest jury deemed “unnecessary and unsuitable”.
Charges against officers involved were considered in March 2016. But the CPS dropped them in September 2016, citing a lack of evidence.
Sean Rigg death: Police will not face charges, CPS rules
6 December 2017