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Marcia Collins, the sister of Sean Riggs told Daybreak that she is happy that the IPCC has apologised to her family.
Last year an inquest into Sean Rigg's death found that officers had used "unsuitable force" when he died in Brixton police station in 2008.
Marcia said: "It's been a long struggle, we shouldn't have had wait five years to get to this stage."
The sister of Sean Rigg, who died while he was being held at Brixton police station in 2008, has welcomed a review which said the IPCC should look again at whether police officers should face misconduct proceedings for the way they dealt with Rigg.
She said: "It is the family's strong opinion that possible criminal offences should also be considered afresh."
"My family's pursuit of justice and our dignified determination to arrive at a truly clear picture of what happened," she added, "has hopefully contributed to real and positive change into the way the IPCC and all key agencies should fulfil their obligations, by law, into a death in custody."
IPCC chairwoman Dame Anne Owers said that Sean Rigg's family had shown "determination and dignity" over a long period. She added:
A review of the way police dealt with Sean Rigg, who died while he was being held at Brixton police station, was set up by the IPCC to re-examine its own investigation into Mr Rigg's death.
The report found:
A review published today has said that police could face misconduct proceedings over the way they dealt with a musician who died in custody.
The inquest into the death of Sean Rigg, who died in August 2008 while he was held at Brixton police station found that officers had used "unsuitable force".
The 40-year-old schizophrenic was arrested for attacking a passer by and police officers in Balham, south London.
Today, a review found that the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) should look again at whether police officers should face misconduct proceedings for the way they dealt with him.