Court hears how cop lied over Sean Rigg’s death


Justice for Sean Rigg
Family and supporters at London demo

source: Socialist Worker
published: 1 November 2016

A police officer lied in July 2012 when he gave evidence to the inquest into the death of Sean Rigg, a court heard this week.

Sean died in Brixton police station on 21 August 2008. Paul White was the custody sergeant in the police station on that day.

CCTV has shown that, when Sean was brought to the police station, he was held in a van in the yard.

After ten minutes he was moved to a caged area in the police station.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) interviewed White on 20 March 2009.

White claimed that he walked into the yard and talked to Sean when he was in the van.

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