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Officers acquitted in 'Nemo' case
Two Derbyshire police officers have been acquitted of misconduct after a man died in custody while they were watching the Disney film Finding Nemo.

Sgt Nigel Rogers, 42, and Sgt Christopher Linscott, 43, were accused of watching videos while Craig Boyd, 32, hanged himself in March 2004.

Judge Michael Stokes said there was insufficient evidence to convict them at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday.

The trial of a third officer, David Stoll, aged 49, continues.

'No case'

Mr Boyd hanged himself at the St Mary's Wharf station, Derby on 16 March, 2004, the court was told.

The trial also heard the three officers did not check the prisoners in their care for more than three hours and that the officers were watching Disney's Finding Nemo cartoon when the prisoner died.

But Judge Stokes said there was insufficient evidence to show the officers knew the cell visits had been missed and the sergeants had no case to answer.

He added their behaviour "left a lot to be desired" but acquitted Mr Linscott and Mr Rogers.

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