New IPCC investigation into custody sergeant in Rigg case

originally by: The Independent
published: 2 August 2012

A new investigation into the custody sergeant who was found to have lied under oath at the Sean Rigg inquest has been launched by the Independent Police Complaints Commission amid criticisms about its original investigation which found no wrongdoing against any of the officers involved in his death.

The four arresting officers PC Mark Harratt, PC Richard Glasson, PC Andrew Birks and PC Forward who restrained Mr Rigg, 40, for eight minutes face down with “unsuitable” force that was found to have contributed to his death – are no longer on operational duties, the Metropolitan Police Service said.

The watchdog today announced an “independent investigation” into the evidence of Custody Sergeant Paul White who is on restricted duties.

It will also review its own investigation into the incident which the Rigg Family have described as “inadequate and obstructive”.

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