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To amend Article 1 of Chapter 16 of Title 45 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding coroners, so as to provide for a right of action against coroners or medical examiners for negligence in certain death investigations involving persons killed by a peace officer,to provide for definitions,to provide for a waiver of sovereign immunity,to provide for related matters,to repeal conflicting laws,and for other purposes.



coroner or medical examiner in police involved death can be subject to tort liability for negligence in such death investigation, including, but not limited to, in falsifying or mischaracterizing the cause of death.