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3D CG rendering of morgue. Photo: concept art only

The accuracy of his reports have been questioned, he was arrested last year for driving drunk on the way to an autopsy, and the state is attempting to suspend or revoke his medical license.

But San Luis Obispo County’s embattled medical examiner is still on the job.

Since 2005, the county Coroner’s Office has contracted out its forensic examination services part-time to Dr. Gary Alan Walter, a Tulare-based forensic pathologist doing business as Microcorre Diagnostic Labratory. He performs autopsies in San Luis Obispo County once a week and testifies about his findings as the primary forensic expert for the county District Attorney’s Office in the prosecution of murder and other cases resulting in death.

But his findings have been criticized by attorneys in court and by the families of two inmates who died in San Luis Obispo and Kings county jails.

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