Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018

Gay SF toxicologist resigns

Dr. Nikolas Lemos (Photo: Facebook)

Dr. Nikolas Lemos (Photo: Facebook)

San Francisco’s chief toxicologist, a gay man, is leaving his post.

Dr. Nikolas Lemos, who’s worked for the medical examiner’s office since 2003, said in an email to the Bay Area Reporter Tuesday night, “The first-ever openly gay chief forensic toxicologist in the world has resigned.”

Lemos didn’t offer more information, saying only, “More details in my resignation letter – I hope you get to access it and read it…”

He didn’t provide a copy of the letter, and he hasn’t responded to requests for further comment.

Christopher Wirowek, deputy director of the medical examiner’s office, wasn’t immediately available for comment.

As the chief toxicologist, Lemos’ job includes testing blood and urine for drugs. Attorneys involved in criminal court cases regularly rely on his office’s reports.

The B.A.R. will have more on this story in the Thursday, July 28 issue of the paper.



— Seth Hemmelgarn, July 20, 2016 @ 12:49 pm PST
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