The state has hired a new chief medical examiner more than a year after the previous leader left, in part because of the crush of cases stemming from the overdose epidemic and violence. The Maryland Department of Health announced Monday that Dr. Victor W. Weedn, a former examiner in the office, was appointed to lead the office. He comes during another deadly public health crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The well-regarded office has faced a string of departures in recent years as cases piled up, threatening the accreditation that is necessary to not only build trust in the office’s findings but bolster court cases.
Maryland’s overloaded medical examiner office gets a new chief
February 9, 2021