“I am deeply concerned to learn that a young man’s corpse was treated by OCME in such an undignified way. The treatment of the deceased reflects the respect that we have for human life itself. OCME staff showed an utter lack of respect for Kevin Bell, and this incident is the latest in a string of troubling occurrences in the Office over the past several months. On June 24, the City Council’s Health Committee plans to get to the bottom of how and why this – and other concerning incidents – have been allowed to happen in order to stop them from happening again. My thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends during this difficult and heartbreaking time.”