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UPDATE: More Ector County Medical Examiner Controversy

Controversy continues to swirl around the Ector County Medical Examiner's Office. Two different chief examiner's have resigned so far this month.
UPDATE: The future of the Ector County Medical Examiner's Office will be the topic of discussion at a meeting of the Ector County Commissioner's Court.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 1, 9:00 am.

Odessa, TX (Big 2 News) - "I could stay and fight, but, it's stressful enough," said Chief Investigator Shirley Standefer.

Chief Investigator Shirley Standefer, getting out after seven years.

Out of the Ector County Medical Examiner's Office.

"I think that if I, you know, bow out and hopefully it'll improve the relationship. I hope," said Standefer.

The relationship between the Medical Examiner's Office and the District Attorney's Office.

One that has been the center of controversy for the past few months.

Including the resignation of the Medical Examiner Dr. Anne Acreman.

In past, the District Attorney's Office has questioned the office's procedures and decisions.

"With all the turmoil that we've had with the D.A.'S office, it's just too much, it was just too stressful," said Standefer.

Judge Susan Redford explained Standefer's situation.

"Shirley Standefer, the Chief Investigator at the Medical Examiner's Office did not resign, what she is simply doing is transferring to the Sheriff's Office," said Redford.

And Standefer didn't resign, from the county, just from her position at the M.E.'s office.

"There's circumstances within our two departments that me being here I think that's going to alleviate a lot of the issues that he has with this office," said Standefer.
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