With 96 homicides in all, it was a year somewhat on par with others in Allegheny County, but what’s changed is that the deadly toll is moving out of the City of Pittsburgh and into the suburbs.
Forensic Pathologist Cyril Wecht was forced to resign after federal agents seized records from his office and he was later indicted on corruption charges.
Big decisions lie ahead for the next Allegheny County Executive, but none may be more difficult than choosing the next Allegheny County Medical Examiner. The man holding the title right now has earned praise, but a big name from the past also wants the job.
He was the Allegheny County medical examiner before a federal prosecutor indicted him on corruption charges. But now that the charges have been dropped, and the term of the current medical examiner has expired, Cyril Wecht says he wants his job back.