N.M. pathologist rules cop's death an accident


By T.J. Wilham
Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE — A forensics expert asked to review autopsy reports on the death of Albuquerque Police Lt. Todd Parkins has issued a report concluding that the veteran officer's death was accidental - not suicide.

Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White called on lawmakers to review how the state legally determines cause of death and for Ross Zumwalt, the state's chief medical investigator, to change his agency's official ruling in the case.

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