Officers not responsible for indigenous man's death in custody
A coroner has recommended no criminal charges be laid against officers after an indigenous man died while in custody.
An inquest into the 2015 death while in custody at Long Bay Jail delivered the findings today.
The coroner determined that the prisoner's type 1 diabetes, psychosis and high body mass index all played a role in his death from cardiac arythmia.
He was in the jail's hospital wing when he was being restrained by officers and complained of not being able to breathe.
While officers were not found responsible for the Dunghutti man's death, the coroner recommended nurse Charles Xu face a professional conduct review by the nursing and midwifery board- after failing to alert the officers to the fact the man was struggling to breathe and not completing a proper medical assessment.