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Death Investigation in America

A year-long investigation into the nation’s 2,300 coroner and medical examiner offices uncovered a deeply dysfunctional system that quite literally buries its mistakes.

The Hardest Cases: When Children Die, Justice Can Be Elusive

A joint investigation by ProPublica, PBS "Frontline" and NPR looks into nearly two dozen cases in which people were accused of killing children based on flawed forensic opinions and then later cleared.

NOPD Officers Convicted in Handyman’s Beating Death

A federal jury in New Orleans convicts two officers originally cleared of wrongdoing when a local forensic pathologist called Raymond Robair's beating death an accident.

NOPD Beating Death Trial Draws to a Close

A federal jury will hear closing arguments today against two officers originally cleared of wrongdoing when a local forensic pathologist called Raymond Robair’s death an accident.

County Prosecutors Withheld Evidence About Doctor’s Credibility

A defense attorney has requested a new trial in a shooting case because prosecutors did not turn over information about forensic pathologist Thomas Gill

California County Opens Review Into Autopsies by Doctor With Checkered Past

Our investigation describing the troubled career of forensic pathologist Thomas Gill prompts officials in Northern California to re-examine his work in more than two dozen homicide cases.

Autopsy Firm's High Caseloads, Practices Lead to Errors

Forensic Medical Group has become a key cog in Northern California justice system, handling death investigations for more than a dozen counties.

Without Competition, Private Firm Reaps Millions in Autopsy Work

Forensic Medical Group finds an unusual niche in Northern California, building a practice that has little overhead and more than a dozen counties as customers.

Autopsies in the U.S.A.

ProPublica, in partnership with PBS "Frontline" and NPR, surveyed almost 70 of the largest coroner and medical examiner systems in the U.S.

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Second Chances Underscore Flaws in Death Investigations

Despite a lengthening trail of errors that have spanned more than a decade, Dr. Thomas Gill has continued to do thousands of autopsies and to serve as an expert witness in criminal cases.

The Real 'CSI': How America’s Patchwork System of Death Investigations Puts the Living at Risk

An investigation by ProPublica, PBS "Frontline" and NPR looks at the nation's 2,300 coroner and medical examiner offices and finds a troubled system that literally buries its mistakes.

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