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sean rigg death: police will not face charges, cps rules

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sean rigg death: police will not face charges, cps rules

image copyrightfamily handoutimage caption sean rigg died from a heart attack in police custody in 2008 five police officers will not face prosecution after the death of a mentally ill man in custody, the crown prosecution service (cps) has ruled.sean rigg's family said it was "shameful" the cps had upheld its decision from 2016.the musician, 40, died from a heart attack at brixton police station in south london in 2008.in 2012 an inquest jury found that police used "unsuitable" force after arresting mr rigg.the cps chose not to authorise charges against any of the officers last year because the evidential threshold was not met.a review began at the request of mr rigg's family.mr rigg's sister, marcia rigg, said in a family statement: "it is shameful that the cps should yet again find there is insufficient evidence."after years of vigorous campaigning to highlight the flaws in this wretched and unfair judicial system, there is no justice in the uk for families like mine."any hope has been crushed." in the weeks before his death mr rigg, who had paranoid schizophrenia, had not taken his medication.image caption marcia rigg believes the police have not been held accountable over her brother's death he was held down for eight minutes in the "prone position" after his arrest in balham for attacking passers-by and officers in august 2008. he fell ill in a police van and died in custody.the independent police complaints commission (ipcc) and met police...