Work Piles Up In Los Angeles Coroner’s Office Amidst Staff Shortages, Leadership Void
Some progress is being made to tackle the backlog though, according to a report, after improvements were put in place to add criminologists and retain staff.
LA Daily News:
Shortage Of Talent, Strapped Resources, Slow Search For LA County Coroner
Some progress has been made in processing autopsies and toxicology results at the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, where the head of the department abruptly resigned three months ago because of the number of bodies that had piled up, heavy workloads and staff shortages, according to a recent report. The report, presented to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday by the chief executive office, was in response to recommendations made to alleviate the backlog at the coroner’s department. Some improvements so far include adding a few more criminologists, placing some employees on a higher pay scale, and launching a study to learn how to retain staff. (Abram, 7/18)