October 28, 2016 – Miami Herald
By Patrick Farrell, firstname.lastname@example.org and
The Miami Herald filed a lawsuit Friday against the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner for refusing to release documents in connection with Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez’s fatal boating accident.
The Herald, citing the state’s open records laws, contends that the medical examiner is bound by law to release the results of the toxicology and autopsy reports for Fernandez and two others who died in the Sept. 25 crash.
Medical Examiner Emma Lew has “a duty to permit the inspection, examination and copy of the reports’’ since they were done by a tax-supported agency in the course of government business, according to the lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade County.