Lawsuit by ex-medical examiner in Alberta alleges security gaps, missing guns

EDMONTON — Alberta’s former chief medical examiner says the coroner computer system is so flawed, staff can go in and change a cause of death without a trace.

EDMONTON — Alberta’s former chief medical examiner says the coroner computer system is so flawed, staff can go in and change a cause of death without a trace.

Anny Sauvageau also says that people with criminal records are allowed to transport bodies from crime scenes, giving them control over a critical legal chain of evidence.

The allegations are made in a new court filing by Sauvageau, who is suing the province after her contract was not renewed late last year.

She says she was let go because she raised concerns over how the province handles forensic examinations.

She says that in 2011 she inherited a profoundly dysfunctional office with so little oversight, guns from crime scenes were disappearing, and one staffer even took a firearm home.

The province says Sauvageau was not rehired because she had overstepped her bounds of authority and was not getting along well with others.

The allegations have not been proven in court.

Just Posted

Despite warnings, plenty of temptations to thieves left in vehicles

Lock It or Lose It campaign still finding plenty of valuables left in plain sight

WATCH: Notley invites central Albertans to “team up” with New Democrats for equitable, prosperous future

NDP leader lashes out against her rival, Jason Kenney, calling him a cheater

Red Deer sees highest rate of fentanyl deaths

47 fentanyl-related deaths in 2018

Why Solar: Canada needs to get its collective house in order

Canada needs to get a grip. The country has one of the… Continue reading

Gardening: Take care when making plant purchases

After a cold February, the longer sunny days and warmer weather triggers… Continue reading

Canadian pair fifth after short program at figure skating worlds

SAITAMA, Japan — Canada’s Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro are fifth after… Continue reading

Director Kim Nguyen tackles financial ‘madness’ in ‘The Hummingbird Project’

TORONTO — As Quebec filmmaker Kim Nguyen tells it, “The Hummingbird Project”… Continue reading

What Disney gets as its $71.3B buy of Fox assets closes

It’s finally complete. Disney closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment… Continue reading

Opinion: Let’s be heard ‘loud and clear’ during provincial election campaign

By David Marsden During the banquet for Sunday’s Boston Bruins alumni game,… Continue reading

Documentary on Colten Boushie case to open Toronto’s Hot Docs festival

TORONTO — A film examining the case of a young Indigenous man… Continue reading

Most Read