Sean Rigg custody death probe re-opened

The police watchdog has reopened its investigation into the death of a musician who died in custody at Brixton police station.

Custody death probe reopened

The police watchdog has reopened its investigation into the death of a musician who died in custody in London.

Schizophrenic Sean Rigg, 40, died in August 2008 whilst being held at Brixton police station following his arrest for attacking passers-by and police officers in Balham.

Last year the inquest into his death found that officers had used "unsuitable force", and earlier this year a review set up by the IPCC to re-examine its own investigation into Mr Rigg's death said the watchdog should look again at whether police officers should face misconduct proceedings.

The IPCC's original investigation was slammed by Mr Rigg's family as "extremely poor and ineffective".