Neglect conclusion in Leon Briggs police restraint inquest

A jury in the inquest into the death of Leon Briggs, who died after being restrained by police, has returned a conclusion of neglect. They concluded that there were a number of serious omissions and failures in the way the police dealt with Leon, including the use of the prone position and inappropriate restraint, and a failure to recognise he was a medical emergency. They concluded that the restraint contributed to Leon’s death.  

Leon’s family were represented by Adam Straw QC, along with Dexter Dias QC, instructed by Jocelyn Cockburn & Gimhani Eriyagolla of Hodge Jones & Allen solicitors.

Media includes: The Guardian