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Medical Examiner Valerie Rao Announces Retirement After Difficult Tenure

May 7, 2018
Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT News

Valerie Rao, the embattled medical examiner who has held onto her job in the face of criticism for the last five years, announced she would retire in the summer.

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For the third year in a row, the proposed Jacksonville city budget contains no money for updating or expanding the medical examiner’s office —that’s despite an increased workload and overcrowding from drug-overdose deaths.