New York city officials removed an NYPD officer's body from a funeral home earlier this week, delaying the memorial service and angering the family, so the medical examiner could determine whether his death was a result of toxins from 9/11, reports the New York Daily News.

George Wong, 48, died a week ago of gastric cancer, and his doctor listed the cause of death as "9/11 toxic exposure." Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the city's decision.

"When there is a death that the death certificate says is not of natural causes, the medical examiner is required by law to go and to perform whatever they think is appropriate," Bloomberg told the newspaper.

Read the full story at NYDailyNews.com.

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