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

By Benjy Egel/Sacramento Bee

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.

“Recently, I became frigidly afraid that in continuing to work under the circumstances Sheriff Steve Moore has created in his office that I may be aiding and abetting the unlicensed practice of medicine,” Omalu wrote. “ On many occasions, I met with him privately and provided him written memorandums trying to explain to him that the law does not allow him to insert himself in the duties of a physician unless he is a licensed physician.”

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