The Common Council will call for the Erie County Legislature to investigate how the autopsy of Amanda L. Wienckowski was handled by the county medical examiner’s office when it meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers.
Wienckowski, 20, was found dead in a garbage tote in 2009. A county autopsy found she died of a drug overdose, but those findings were disputed by another autopsy performed by a California doctor and two other experts.
County Health Commissioner Gale Burstein, M.D., declined to send anyone from her staff to participate at a Council committee meeting last week, citing privacy concerns, and said the department stands by the autopsy.
Legislature Chairwoman Betty Jean Grant said last week that she will strongly urge Dr. Dianne R. Vertes,chief medical examiner, to appear before the legislature.
Also this week:
• The Common Council will hold its premeeting caucus at 2 p.m. Monday in Room 1417 of City Hall.
• The Preservation Board will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in Room 901 of City Hall.