The CPS will now bring criminal proceedings against police officer Paul White for perjury following the investigation into the evidence given by the officer at the inquest concerning the death of Sean Rigg.
This follows a review of the case under the recently introduced CPS Victims’ Right to Review (VRR) scheme.
Sean Rigg died on 21 August 2008 whilst in police custody at Brixton police station.
Mr Rigg was initially held in the police van for 11 minutes before being transferred into the police station.
Following the investigation into Sean Riggâ€™s death, Paul White gave evidence at his inquest in July 2012.
Sue Hemming, Head of CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division said: â€œThe CPS Victimsâ€™ Right to Review scheme allows victims to seek a review of a CPS decision not to prosecute in certain circumstances.
In this case the complainantâ€™s bereaved family were eligible to apply and the...
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