Friday, March 17, 2006
I went to the criminal justice appropriations committee meeting this morning because my office is still somewhat involved in this boot camp death investigation. They recently exhumed the boy's body, b/c the first autopsy was suspicious since the examiner said he died of sickle cell anemia. The second autopsy was performed by Dr. Baden, who you may know from HBO's show "Autopsy"! He was interviewed on the phone during the meeting and said that the death was almost certainly due to the abuse from the officers. Meanwhile, the first medical examiner still claims sickle cell anemia killed the kid. Ah, politics.