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    Make believe: police accountability, lying, and anti-blackness in the inquest of Sean Rigg

    Arthur, Carson Cole (2022) Make believe: police accountability, lying, and anti-blackness in the inquest of Sean Rigg. Crime, Media, Culture , ISSN 1741-6590.

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    Abstract

    In 2008, Sean Rigg, a 40-year-old Black British man died in England and Wales police custody. It was not until 4years later at the inquest that it transpired one of the police officers involved, the custody sergeant, PS Paul White gave false information. White had claimed he saw Rigg in the van upon his arrival however CCTV footage demonstrated this did not happen. Following a deconstructive approach this paper examined the inquest transcripts to explore how belief and the possibility of being mistaken was integral to the account White provided. It is the ambiguity of truth/fiction that is significant in legal investigations for it comes to produce the justifications for the deaths of Black people in England and Wales.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Accountability, Coroner’s Court, inquests, deaths in police custody, racial violence
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Carson ARTHUR
    Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2022 09:55
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:18
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/49546

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