BROADCAST DATE : Jan 12, 2020

The autopsy (part 1): What if justice got it wrong?

An autopsy tells the story of the dead, but can also determine the future of the living, especially in criminal cases. Concerns raised about autopsy findings in some cases in Alberta prompted the provincial Justice Ministry to commission an expert panel to conduct a review. The Fifth Estate has discovered that review led to questions about autopsy findings used in some murder cases, including whether there were even any murders at all. The answers may have changed the outcome for people sent to prison and led to possible miscarriages of justice. But no one appears to have told the people most affected. What was the role of the Alberta Ministry of Justice?