Forensic Pathologist For San Joaquin Resigns, Saying Sheriff Made Job ‘Unbearable’
Dr. Susan Parson said the sheriff, who also serves as coroner, "ultimately undermines the overall competence of the Coroner’s Office in conducting objective death investigations for the county."
Autopsy Doctor Quits, Alleges Sheriff Interfered in Death Probes
A forensic pathologist who conducts autopsies for San Joaquin County resigned Monday, claiming she was denied the independence to do her job. ...But in her letter to the county administrator on Monday, Dr. Parson stated that Sheriff Steve Moore’s “attempts to influence and control our professional judgment and conclusions” had made her “day-to-day experience in the County personally unbearable and professionally unsustainable.” (Small, 11/27)