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medical examiner

[′med·ə·kəl ig′zam·ə·nər]
(forensic science)
A professionally qualified physician duly authorized and charged by a governmental unit to determine facts concerning causes of death, particularly deaths not occurring under natural circumstances, and to testify thereto in courts of law.
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In some cases, evidence is destroyed," he claimed, adding that medical examiners were often not present for a number of autopsies, with the exception of Dr.
Nolte, and the National Association of Medical Examiners Ad-hoc Committee for Bioterrorism and Infectious Diseases
Those investigators are "the eyes and ears at the (death) scene for the forensic pathologist," state Medical Examiner Gunson said.
Harry Bonnell, a medical examiner in private practice in San Diego who sits on NAME'S ethics board, was asked by a defense attorney to review an autopsy Hayne performed in 2003 on a suspected murder victim.
Three independent medical examiners also reviewed the case and each reported that the fracture was healing.
On Friday, a spokesman said prosecutors were still investigating the death and awaiting a full autopsy report and death certificate from the medical examiner.
Two victims were also sent to a medical examiner, who will examine them for alleged mistreatment.
Please let us know if you'd like some of your officers/troopers/agents/deputies to go through basic deputy medical examiner training.
NBC News in New York reported that the medical examiner said the child victim, Leiby Kletzky, was given muscle relaxant, anti-psychotic drugs, painkillers and Tylenol before he was smothered to death and dismembered.
In 12% of cases the description of how the babies were found obtained by Ms Tackitt was "completely different" from what had been reported to the medical examiner.
The handful of pieces, not much larger than two inches each, have been handed over tothe city's chief medical examiner for investigation.
The last piece of structural steel has been installed at the site of the new DNA laboratory for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City.

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