When the Harris County Commissioners Court offered Dr. Joye Maureen Carter the job as the area's chief medical examiner just over three years ago, she didn't hesitate to accept. According to Carter, the morgue facilities in Washington, D.C., where she had become the first black female chief medical examiner in the country, were in a state of disrepair. There was no hot water in the building. There was no toilet paper. She and her employees carried in... More >>>