Lubbock County to recover tissues, records from NAAG - FOX34 Lubbock
Lubbock County to recover tissues, records from NAAG
LUBBOCK, Texas -
This is part of an agreement the office signed with NAAG Pathology Labs in October. That's the company that was previously in charge of the ME's Office.
The administrator will transport tissues and records. It's intended to allow criminal cases to proceed in the courts.
"We need to establish the chain of custody. So, Mrs. Trevino is now in our chain of custody. So that should, any of this come to a court or come before a jury, that we know what the chain of custody for these items is so that can be secured," Lubbock County Judge Curtis Parrish said.
Judge Parrish said this isn't in relation to any kind of autopsy problems. A couple of high-profile lawsuits last year claimed NAAG had mishandled remains and harvested them for research.
NAAG chose to end its contract, citing person and political agendas made it difficult to work here.
Dr. John Lang, the new medical examiner, said the office made great progress in closing investigations before the end of the year.