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Gerry Boyle QC and James Berry appear in misconduct proceedings arising from the death of Sean Rigg

1st March 2019

Sean Rigg died on 21st August 2008 shortly after being arrested and detained by four Metropolitan Police officers in Brixton.

An inquest was held into Mr Rigg’s death in 2012 at which Debra Powell QC and Claire Watson represented two of the Interested Persons.

Following two IOPC investigations, an independent review, litigation in the Administrative Court and the acquittal of one of the officers at a perjury trial, the matter came before a misconduct panel at the Metropolitan Police Service. Gerry and James presented the case against the officers on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

In a hearing that lasted six weeks, Gerry and James defeated a substantial abuse of process argument based on the 10 1/2 year delay since the incident. The panel delivered its finding on 1st March 2019 and dismissed the allegations against each of the officers.

For press coverage please click here: The BBC & The Guardian


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