Dr. Peter Santucci & Dr. Charles Wetli - Experts for Defendants in Thompson v. City of Chicago, et al.

In Thompson v. City of Chicago, et al. (Case No. 04-3177) - a case where James Thompson died while struggling with police officers. The Cook County Medical Examiner ruled Thompson's death a homicide, concluding Thompson died due to asphyxia resulting at least in part from a "choke hold." (This case is discussed in other entries on this blog). The defendants called the following expert witnesses:

Dr. PETER SANTUCCI - a cardiac electro-physiologist and assistant professor at the Loyola University Medical Center -  testified that James Thompson's heart was irregular due to severe cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and obesity.

Dr. CHARLES WETLI - Chief Medical Examiner and Director of Forensic Sciences for Suffolk County, New York - testified that Thompson died from cardiac arrhythmia precipitated by his severely compromised heart and the physical exertion associated with his altercation with the police.
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