Friday, March 28, 2008

Fatal Attraction: Waukesha Will Get Big Bucks For Milwaukee Autopsies

Now here's some regional cooperation for ya:

FRIDAY, March 28, 2008, 1:15 p.m.By Scott Williams

Waukesha plan would help Milwaukee ME

Waukesha - Milwaukee County would get temporary help handling death investigations at an estimated cost of $464,000, under a deal advanced today by a committee of the Waukesha County Board.Waukesha County is considering helping its neighbor because of sudden turnover in the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office.

Two top officials in the Milwaukee County office have vacated their positions in recent weeks.

The Waukesha County medical examiner's office is offering to provide assistance for up to six months, anticipating nine autopsies a week from Milwaukee County at a cost of $2,000 each.

Milwaukee County would be required to cover all such expenses, as well as the cost of providing pathologists to testify in court, if needed.

The deal still must be ratified by the full Waukesha County Board, which is scheduled to consider it April 8.

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