Forensics: How Police actions can lead to a Homicide years after the incident

Remember that when a medical examiner renders homicide as the manner of a death, there are three subcategories ranging from 1) murder 2) manslaughter and 3) justifiable. This article talks about a police-action-related injury (brain injury) evolving years later to death of the injured man. Of course, it is the law enforcement agencies who make the ruling regarding which of the 3 categories “fit” this specific case. The first two would be criminal indictments against the police officer. These have been extremely rare occurrences, but recently, The Atlantic’s “Killer Cops” article records 14 indictments against policemen for murder in past months.

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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