Custody death: police criticised

Police could face misconduct proceedings over the way they dealt with a musician who died in custody, in the wake of a review published today. Sean Rigg died in August 2008 while he was being held at Brixton police station.

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IPCC: Taking a 'critical look' at the way deaths are investigated

IPCC chairwoman Dame Anne Owers said that Sean Rigg's family had shown "determination and dignity" over a long period. She added:

We are already taking a critical look at the way we investigate deaths in general and this specific review, and the lessons to be learnt from it, will play an important part in the way that we develop and change our approach.

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