Comment on the independent review of the IPCC’s investigation into the death of Sean Rigg

Commenting on the independent review of the IPCC’s investigation into the death of Sean Rigg, Chuka Umunna MP said:

The findings in this review completely vindicate the dogged determination Sean Rigg’s family have shown in getting to the bottom of what happened to him, and the review supports the serious criticism that has been made of the IPCC’s investigation.

I am pleased that the IPCC have accepted that their investigation and report into Sean’s death, and the events leading to it which occurred in my constituency, should have been more robust. The recognition by the IPCC that they need to develop and change their approach is welcome.

The important thing going forward is for those much needed recommendations this review outlines to be adopted by the IPCC to rebuild public trust and confidence. We will be watching developments closely to ensure that the review’s recommendations are properly implemented.