A shadow beckons as retired L.A. County Coroner-Chief Medical Examiner Thomas Noguchi presents a slide show Saturday, July 21, 1999 and remembers the battle to retain his job in 1969. City powerbrokers tried to fire Noguchi alleging incompetence, drug abuse and a penchant for willing air disasters. His supporters say he was attacked because he spoke candidly and publicly of deaths caused by drug abuse and police misconduct.
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