Ga. audit: Coroners aren't reporting all suicides - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

Ga. audit: Coroners aren't reporting all suicides

Posted: Updated:

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A new state audit says county coroners across Georgia aren't reporting suicides and all suspicious deaths to the State Medical Examiner's Office as required by law.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation runs the Medical Examiner's Office. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the audit released by the Department of Audits and Accounts says the GBI acknowledges that such cases may not be reported as required, but they have not taken action to address the issue.

GBI Director Vernon Keenan sent a letter to the auditor saying more pressing needs have kept the agency from exploring changes to the Georgia Death Investigation Act.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Knoblauch charged with assaulting ex-wife

    Knoblauch charged with assaulting ex-wife

    Former baseball star Chuck Knoblauch has been charged with misdemeanor assault after authorities in Houston say he hit and pushed his ex-wife.
    Former baseball star Chuck Knoblauch has been charged with misdemeanor assault after authorities in Houston say he hit and pushed his ex-wife.
  • Cy-Fair ISD teacher charged with sexual assault of former student

    Cy-Fair ISD teacher charged with sexual assault of former student

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:07:54 GMT
    A Harris County teacher has been arrested and charged with sexual assault of a minor and former student. According to a police report, on May 1st 2014, a teacher at Thornton Middle School reported to the principle, Laura Perry, that she observed “suspicious behavior” between Kristina Moore and a former student. Moore, a teacher at Thornton Middle School, was being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a former, now high school, student. Perry ordered a review of the surveillan...
    A Harris County teacher has been arrested and charged with sexual assault of a minor and former student. According to a police report, on May 1st 2014, a teacher at Thornton Middle School reported to the principle, Laura Perry, that she observed “suspicious behavior” between Kristina Moore and a former student. Moore, a teacher at Thornton Middle School, was being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a former, now high school, student. Perry ordered a review of the surveillan...
  • Houston man charged in woman's death, body burned

    Houston man charged in woman's death, body burned

    A Houston man has been charged with killing a 25-year-old woman whose burned body was found in a Pasadena field.
    A Houston man has been charged with killing a 25-year-old woman whose burned body was found in a Pasadena field.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices