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Omalu resigns as San Joaquin County medical examiner, says sheriff interferes in death investigations

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Posted: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 12:55 pm

Dr. Bennet Omalu Tuesday announced his resignation as San Joaquin County’s chief medical examiner, saying Sheriff/Coroner Steve Moore’s interference in death investigations has created a legally and ethically questionable workspace.

In the letter filed with county administrator Monica Nino, Omalu alleged Moore engaged in misconduct such as cutting off the hands of corpses without pathologists’ knowledge and blocking physicians’ scheduled pay raises.

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