Birmingham – CCTV footage has been released of Police Officers watching pornos while Lloyd Butler died of a heart attack in a cell.
The hearing was also told that officers made personal phone calls and visited inappropriate websites, including a page where “women were offering sex”.
His death in August 2010 prompted an Independent Police Complaints Commission investigaiton.
A misconduct hearing was held in January 2013, leading to two members of police staff receiving written warnings and a third being given further training.
In a statement issued after the hearing, Assistant Chief Constable Gary Cann said: “The jury at Birmingham Coroner’s Court have found that officers failed to carry out an adequate risk assessment when arresting Mr Butler, placing him in custody instead of taking him to hospital.
“They also found that once in custody, proper checks were not adequately carried out and visits were not maintained on schedule.
“We do not underestimate the impact the death of Lloyd Butler has had on
his family and friends and the force extends its sincere condolences.
“On behalf of the force, I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to Lloyd Butler’s family.”
An IPCC report released at the conclusion of the inquest said two officers and a member of civilian staff were found to have a case to answer for gross misconduct.