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May 31st, 2010 • Quill Archives, FOI Toolbox
Freedom of Information Toolbox – May/June 2010

The word autopsy is derived from Greek and means “to see for oneself.” Autopsy reports that are part of the public record help journalists do just that, enabling them to report on crime, high-profile deaths and public health issues. Such reports have revealed public safety threats, uncovered murders committed by law enforcement officials and exposed fatal child abuse.