An investigation into the death of a man in an Eastern Bay of Plenty Police cell has found the man would have died regardless of the care given.
Spanish national Francisco Javier de Laratea Soler died in a Whakatane Police cell on December 19, 2008.
He was earlier picked up by police when found heavily intoxicated the streets.
Bay of Plenty coroner Wallace Bain found a total of 10 mistakes were made in the care of the man including failing to check on him at regular intervals.
But despite the mistakes the coroner ruled the man would still have died due to the amount of drugs and alcohol in his system.
A post mortem revealed fatal levels of alcohol, cannabis and Zopiclone, a type of sleeping pill.