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July 5, 2022

Nueces County hires law firms for employment matters after medical examiner’s office arrests

The Nueces County Attorney’s Office has retained two law firms to handle employment matters following a months-long criminal probe into the medical examiner’s office that has resulted in three arrests.

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caller times
May 31, 2022

Former jail inmate suing Nueces County, corrections officer for 2019 assault

The suit claims that the guard punched the inmate more than 20 times, resulting in the inmate being hospitalized for over three weeks. Read the full article here

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May 22, 2022

Former inmates sue Nueces County, former jailer they allege assaulted them in jail

Two people who were in custody at the Nueces County Jail in 2019 are suing the county and a corrections officer whom they accused of brutally assaulting them while they were inmates.

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May 15, 2022

Chief medical examiner resigns; interim appointed amid criminal investigation

One week after he was arrested as a result of a months-long investigation into his office, Nueces County commissioners voted to accept Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Adel Shaker’s resignation effective Wednesday.

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May 10, 2022

Commissioners vote to accept Shaker resignation Tuesday

Nueces County commissioners voted to accept chief medical examiner Dr. Adel Shaker’s resignation effective Wednesday. Former chief medical examiner Dr. Ray Fernandez will serve as interim until a permanent replacement for Shaker is hired. Read the full article: https://www.kristv.com/news/6-investigates/commissioners-vote-to-accept-shaker-resignation

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May 4, 2022

Affidavit: Shaker, county employees knew former deputy medical examiner was not licensed

Nueces County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Adel Shaker, who this week was criminally charged as a result of a months-long criminal probe into his office, lied to county staff his former deputy chief medical examiner was licensed to practice in Texas, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Read the full story: https://www.caller.com/story/news/2022/04/14/affidavit-dr-shaker-knew-former-medical-examiner-not-licensed/7321538001/

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May 3, 2022

Nueces County commissioners make offer to second applicant for chief medical examiner

The Nueces County Medical Examiner’s Office, which for months has contended with a criminal probe into its chief and deputy medical examiners, could soon have a new leader. The Nueces County Commissioners Court on Wednesday unanimously moved to offer the top position to Dr. Timothy Fagen. Read the full story: https://www.caller.com/story/news/2022/04/13/nueces-county-commissioners-make-new-offer-chief-medical-examiner/7309122001/

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May 2, 2022

City of Taft employee placed on paid leave after accusing mayor of pulling a knife on him

The mayor of Taft, Texas, Randy Powell, is now under investigation by the San Patricio County Sheriff’s Department for allegedly pulling a knife on a City employee last Friday.

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March 31, 2022

Texas Rangers investigation into ME’s office calls autopsy findings into question

“There was a plethora of information regarding trauma regarding this victim,” Gale said.”

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March 10, 2022

Nueces County medical examiner treating patients with drug addictions

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Nueces County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Adel Shaker has a second job. KRIS 6 News has learned Shaker is currently treating patients with chemical dependency and opioid addictions, sparking concerns from Nueces County commissioners who told us they were unaware he was seeing patients until we KRIS 6 News told them. […]

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