UPDATE * A GLARING ERROR!

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     The county and Coroner Stephen Diamantoni appealed the Open Records decision in the Lancaster Court of Common Pleas and it is ongoing. I thought this portion of their appeal was interesting (click here to read the entire appeal). There will be more tomorrow.

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 *   The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records has sided with LNP in a dispute over coroner records, ruling that autopsy and toxicology reports are public records.
     The Oct. 24 ruling follows a Right-to-Know request that LNP reporter Carter Walker filed Sept. 10, seeking copies of “all of the 2017 autopsy and toxicology reports from the Lancaster County Coroner’s office.”
From the LNP article, “Office of Open Records rules for LNP in dispute over autopsy & toxicology reports,” (click here).
     This case is still in the courts.

SHOULD AUTOPSY
REPORTS BE PUBLIC?

From the Coroner’s Report published by LNP on April 4 (click here).

     I believe the correct spelling of his middle name should be “Ray.” But there is something far more serious that is obviously incorrect with this entry.

15 Responses to UPDATE * A GLARING ERROR!

  1. OnTheBeachByNoon says:

    He could only dream of being included in the social circles of scopa judges. He is a real loser….

  2. huh? says:

    Wonder if Travis was one of the Porngate offenders? I’ve never been “fortunate” to even be aware of his existence much less his tweets.

  3. OnTheBeachByNoon says:

    I see Travis Anderson deleted all his sexist tweets now that he is Mr High Profile.

  4. OnTheBeachByNoon says:

    Just because something is an “open record” doesnt mean it will or will not be “published in a newspaper”! Absolutely autopsy results and everything else should be public. Do you realize that if its not “public” it can be withheld from the family? That is crazy! How would honest statistics, trends, etc. be compiled without open government? No one says that every gory detail would be “published” just because something is public record. It doesnt mean a google search will pull up someone’s autopsy report. The baby suicide, tho, is as questionable as the school teacher “suicide” in Philly where she was stabbed and her throat slit. Interesting, too, that the county joins LNP in one RTK fight and opposes it in another. If I read that right.

  5. my goodness says:

    But does this info really need to be published in the newspaper?

  6. huh? says:

    PS that glaring error is a reflection of the incompetence I have come to expect.

  7. huh? says:

    Well THAT is unfortunate. And please, don’t give the coroner an excuse to suddenly “encrypt” yet another public record. I am so unimpressed with that office. I personally witnessed one of his incompetent episodes that the LNP covered as if he was a godsend to veteran’s families. Made me sick.

  8. my goodness says:

    It’s been my experience that homicides and accidentals other than OD’s are highly publicised at the time of the event. I don’t believe the public needs to know that some person ended it themself or OD’d which the majority of accidentals are. I would think it would be devastating to the bereaved to read this info in the paper or online a couple months out.

  9. my goodness says:

    In my mind releasing manner of death or any other autopsy details to the public should be crossing over the HIPPA line.

  10. my goodness says:

    It is unnecessary and serves no purpose to divulge the manner of death to the public.

    • Becky says:

      Are you saying the public has no right to know the manner of death as listed in this coroner’s report every month: Homicide, Suicide, Accident, Natural, or Undetermined?

  11. my goodness says:

    Please tell me this is some type of mix up.