6 police officers may face manslaughter charges in Leon Briggs case, IPCC rules


Leon Briggs
Leon Briggs

source: RT UK
published: 9 March 2016

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has found indications that officers involved in the 2013 arrest of Leon Briggs, who died in police custody in Luton, could face criminal charges.

After concluding a two-year investigation into the death of 39-year-old Briggs, the independent police watchdog has turned the case over to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for a decision on whether to bring criminal charges against any of the six officers involved in Briggs’ detention.

The officers had been suspended from duty since the launch of the investigation.

IPCC Commissioner Mary Cunneen said: “I have reviewed the evidence and report findings, following the completion of the IPCC’s investigation into the events leading up to Leon Briggs’ death. I have decided that there is an indication five officers and a member of staff may have committed criminal offences.”

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