IPCC refers Sean Rigg investigation to the CPS

15 Sep 2016

Response from Maria Rigg, Sean’s sister:

“I, and the rest of Sean’s family, welcome the decision by the IPCC to refer these officers to the CPS. We hope the CPS makes a decision to charge as soon as is reasonably possible.

We have had to battle every step of the way through two separate investigations (one failed) and a lengthy inquest into Sean’s death to get to the bottom of what happened to my brother and to hold the officers involved to account for their conduct.

Now that the officers are potentially facing criminal charges, we call on the Commissioner to alleviate any public concern that they might be allowed to remain on any form of active duty by suspending them immediately. This is essential for ensuring continuing public trust in the police. A failure to do so would send the wrong message about how seriously the police take these matters, especially once the CPS have been asked to consider criminal charges.”

Marcia and the Rigg family are represented by:

  • Daniel Machover, Partner at Hickman & Rose
  • Helen Stone, Solicitor at Hickman & Rose
  • Leslie Thomas QC of Garden Court Chambers
  • Tom Stoate of Garden Court Chambers
  • Jude Bunting of Doughty Street Chambers



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