The IPCC said the three arrested were a 50-year-old sergeant who was arrested at work, a 29-year-old Pc arrested at an address in south London and a retired PC aged 48 who was arrested by appointment at a central London police station.
Sean Rigg died from a cardiac arrest at Brixton police station in August 2008 and the inquest jury found that police officers used "unsuitable" force after arresting the 40-year-old schizophrenic for attacking passers-by and police officers in Balham, south London.
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