2,814 Deaths of the Mentally Ill in Police Custody, Zero Prosecutions: Where is the Justice?

Posted: May 18, 2013 in Music

Scriptonite Daily

After 5 long years, the family of Sean Rigg, who died in police custody have the possibility of seeing some justice.  The 40 year old, suffering serious mental health issues, died in police custody in 2008.  The initial police investigation of the death was challenged by the family, so set up their own investigation and campaigned for years for justice.  Today, the Independent Police Complaints Commission upheld their concerns, reopened the case and three officers have been arrested. I have been covering this story since 2010, and am over the moon for Marcia Rigg and the other loved ones of Sean Rigg.
There have been nearly 6,000 deaths in police custody since the year 2000, and 2, 814 of these were of people detained under the Mental Health Act…Could this be the first step in bringing justice to these unlawful deaths?
The Death of Sean Rigg

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