Shiping Bao, medical examiner in Zimmerman trial, fired

Dr. Bao says he is a scapegoat and plans to file a wrongful termination lawsuit.

During the trial of George Zimmerman, one of the more memorable personalities to emerge from the proceedings was Dr. Shiping Bao, the medical examiner whose no-nonsense demeanor and testimony raised eyebrows among observers. Last week, he was fired: Shiping Bao, medical examiner in Trayvon Martin case, fired.

And now, Dr. Bao's attorney says he's preparing a $100 million dollar lawsuit against the Volusia County Medical Examiner's Office and others, for wrongful termination, discrimination and job harassment.

Bao says he was made into a scapegoat, and that the medical examiner, state attorney's office, and police department were all biased against Martin in the case:

Through his high-profile attorney, he claims the medical examiner, state attorney's office, and Sanford Police Department were all biased against Martin.

"He says their general attitude was that he got what he deserved," Attorney Willie Gary told Channel 9.

Gary said Dr. Bao was made to be a scapegoat and was wrongfully fired from the medical examiner's office. He said his client was prepared to offer proof that Martin was not the aggressor.

"He was in essence told to zip his lips. 'Shut up. Don't say those things,'" Gary said.

Gary said prosecutors never asked Dr. Bao a question crucial to their case.
This damn trial. More here: Attorney for Trayvon Martin medical examiner preparing $100M lawsuit.

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