An inquest into the death of a 23 year-old Newport man has recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
Lee Donovan died whilst in police custody following his arrest for criminal damage in April 2008.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission also carried out an investigation following the death.
Findings released today found breaches of PACE and irregularities in custody record keeping by Gwent Police during Mr Donovan's detention but insisted this did not contribute to his death as he was visited in his cell less than 30 minutes before he was discovered with a ligature around his neck.
The investigation found there was a case to answer for misconduct.
Gwent Police decided that a police constable be given management advice, while the custody detention officer was given words of advice.
The police sergeant subsequently left the service and misconduct sanctions could not be applied.
This is a tragic death of a troubled young man and my condolences go to Lee's family and friends.
The IPCC has made recommendations to Gwent Police to improve its custody staff training & how custody records are kept.
Our investigation also looked at what Gwent Police had done to action the recommendations we made to improve custody standards following the death of Andrew Shepherd in 2006 & I was disappointed with the force's actions.
I have told the force that I expect improvements in their custody practices & have arranged to share our learning with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.
A pensioner and her husband from Gwent who have benefited from a social care scheme say it has helped them keep their independence.
Dorren and William Williams from Blackwood received a handrail at the front of their property and one in their garden.
Prior to the rails being fitted Mr & Mrs Williams were finding it increasingly difficult to climb the steps to their house and use their garden.
The 'Rapid Response' scheme funded by the Welsh Government and administered by Care & Repair Cymru was set up 10 years-ago and has saved the NHS and care budgets more than 100 million pounds by upgrading homes to prevent older people from having accidents.
Gwent Police have arrested more than 800 people, and seized 70 van loads of scrap metal as part of a 16 month crackdown on metal thefts. The force says that the problem has become increasingly common as the value of scrap metal has risen.