Misconduct hearing for six police officers over death of Luton man Leon Briggs

A misconduct hearing will begin this week for six police officers who were involved with the detention of Leon Briggs before his death in 2013.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 1:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 1:06 pm

The misconduct hearing regarding events surrounding the death of Leon Briggs on November 4, 2013, is due to start at Wyboston on Friday, February 7.

Mr Briggs was detained in Luton and taken to Luton Police Station where he fell ill. He was subsequently taken to Luton & Dunstable Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short while later.

A total of six officers are subject to the hearing which is scheduled to last four weeks. None of the officers are accused of causing, or contributing to, Mr Briggs’ death.

Leon Briggs

A full investigation into Mr Briggs’ death was carried out by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and a file passed to the Crown Prosecution Service which decided against any criminal charges.

There will also be an inquest into Mr Briggs’ death, which is currently scheduled for early 2021.