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It is anticipated that the Medical Examiner responsible for any portion of the investigation or examination of criminal cases will be routinely subpoenaed to appear in court. The Medical Examiner and other personnel are available to the prosecuting (plaintiff) or defense attorneys to discuss any testimony prior to trial. It should be recognized and understood by both prosecutor and law enforcement officers that the Office of the Medical Examiner, or any member of the staff, are not an arm of prosecution. The Medical Examiner staff are to be considered independent, objective, professional, unbiased witnesses without vested interest in the outcome of the trail. The medical findings of the Medical Examiner may be made available to representatives of the defense as well as the prosecution. Pretrial conferences are strongly encouraged.

It is a goal of our office to investigate the scene of death in all cases which come under our jurisdiction and in which the body is dead at the scene outside of a medical care setting. Other death scenes are investigated as needed. It is also a goal of our office to have an investigator and/or medical examiner view or examine the body in every case in which death will be certified by the office.


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Atlanta, Georgia 30312
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