Following Probe Over Unauthorized Procedures, ME Investigator Shifted To Animal Services
Supervising Investigator Armando Chavez was removed from duty in June 2015 amid an investigation into what were termed "unauthorized postmortem procedures" in the agency. Investigators for the District Attorney's Office subsequently found Chavez performed postmortem procedures without being licensed to do so.
Ventura County Star:
Medical Examiner Investigator Keeps Job But Is Reassigned To Animal Cases
Supervising Investigator Armando Chavez returned to the county government workforce this week after a probe of his actions in the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office found no grounds for firing him. County Health Care Agency chief Barry Fisher said Wednesday that he reassigned Chavez to work for Ventura County Animal Services as a staff trainer and investigator of animal-related crime...Fisher removed Chavez from duty in June 2015 amid an investigation into what were termed "unauthorized postmortem procedures" in the agency. (Wilson, 7/13)