Cause of Death | A Discussion on Crime Related Deaths with the EBR Coroner’s Office

Dr. Beau Clark and Shane Evans join Kiran Chawla of Louisiana Unfiltered and discuss their roles in as it relates to crime in Baton Rouge, emphasizing the importance of determining the cause and manner of death.

They discuss the challenges of deciphering legal and medical aspects in cases like homicides and overdose deaths, particularly addressing the rise in fentanyl-related fatalities. The economic impact and dangers of opioids on both individuals and taxpayers are discussed, stressing the need for heightened narcotics enforcement to combat crime rates and enhance public safety in the community.

Timestamps
02:25 Role of a Coroner

04:02 Comparing Parishes

06:22 Baton Rouge Population

06:43 Background of Dr. Clark

08:55 Background of Shane Evans

09:44 Law Enforcement Relationship

11:44 Coroner’s Role in Justice System

17:57 Evolution of Overdoses

18:59 Homicide Statistics

22:15 Impact of Fentanyl

22:33 Understanding Fentanyl

26:02 Opioid Epidemic Impact

28:23 Toxicology Process

31:02 Taxpayer Impact

33:10 The Fentanyl Crisis

34:40 Understanding Tolerance

47:13 Urgency for Change

50:50 Sounding the Alarm

Tags:
#louisianaunfiltered #Coroner’soffice #kiranchawla #podcast #unfilteredwithkiran #news #crime #Louisiana #EBR


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