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Medical examiner to ride with DC transit police
Monday - 1/21/2013, 9:28am EST
WASHINGTON (AP) - The District of Columbia's public transit system is preparing for a quick response in case anyone dies on the Metro rail system on Inauguration Day.
Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says a representative from the medical examiner's office is accompanying Metro Transit police officers throughout the day Monday. That way, if someone is struck by a train or otherwise dies while using the transit system, officials will be able to respond more quickly to gather information, clear the scene and get trains moving again.
Stessel says in such situations, a wait for the medical examiner to respond and pronounce the person dead is often the biggest cause for train delays.
The Washington Examiner first reported that a representative from the medical examiner's office would be with transit police for the day.
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