The Met police and mental health

police & mental healthoriginally by: IRR News  
published: 24 January 2013

The Independent Commission on Mental Health and Policing is currently carrying out a consultation in the form of an online survey.

The Commission was established in September 2012 by the Metropolitan police in response to the inquest verdict into the death of Sean Rigg in police custody.

Sean Rigg died on the floor of Brixton police station in July 2005 after being arrested and detained after suffering from mental health problems.

On 1 August 2012, the inquest jury, which had heard evidence over seven weeks, recorded a highly critical narrative verdict. (Read an IRR News story: ’Jury applauded for critical inquest verdict’.)

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