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IPCC refers Sean Rigg investigation to the Crown Prosecution Service

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has concluded its second investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sean Rigg, and has referred the case to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for a decision whether criminal charges should be brought against any individual.

Mr Rigg died at Brixton Police Station on 21 August 2008. The IPCC investigation, which was reopened in December 2013, examined the conduct of the officers involved in the arrest, restraint and detention of Mr Rigg.

IPCC Deputy Chair Sarah Green said:

"Having reviewed the evidence and the final report I have decided to refer this investigation to the CPS to determine whether any criminal charges should be laid. The evidence relates to the actions of five police officers."

The final report has been issued to the MPS to consider the investigator's findings, and Mr Rigg's family has been updated.

For more information on the current and former IPCC investigations see:


referral to the CPS is made when the IPCC investigation indicates that a criminal offence may have been committed. It does not mean that criminal charges will necessarily follow. The CPS will decide whether charges should be brought, based on the available evidence.


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