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Sean Rigg inquest hears how he was restrained

Issue No. 2310

A police officer captured in photographs restraining a man who later died has been accused of telling “a pack of lies”, an inquest has heard.

PC Richard Glasson was one of three officers involved in restraining Sean Rigg, who died in Brixton police station in south London in 2008.

PC Glasson denied holding down Sean using his knee, elbow or knuckles. He insisted that he had only used the palm of his hand for 30 to 60 seconds.

Several eyewitnesses have told the jury that they saw an officer with his knee in Sean’s back for several minutes.

One witness took two photos, four minutes apart, both showing the restraint happening.

The police were also accused in failing in their duty of care towards Sean, who suffered from schizophrenia.


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Tue 3 Jul 2012, 17:54 BST
Issue No. 2310
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