The death of Sean Rigg


On the 21st August 2008 around 8.30pm Sean Rigg, a 40 year old Black man from Brixton, died in the custody of Brixton Police Station. Sean is one of a long line of Black males who have died whilst in police custody yet not one single member of the police has ever been made accountable for any of these deaths. These deaths followed restraining, handcuffing, stomping and placing pressure on the persons back or front and other forms of police brutality. Some of the men, like Sean Rigg were taken into custody under the Mental Health Act.

Sean’s family explain what happened.

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