Details emerge in the event that has rocked a nation.
The results of a private autopsy conducted by the family of slain unarmed teen Michael Brown has been released. It clearly shows he was shot at least 6 times, twice in the head, one bullet entered the top of Brown’s skull. All of the bullets were fired into the front of Brown’s body.
Previously the St. Louis police had released that details showing he died as the result of gunshot wound, but hadn’t specified how many times the teen was shot.
The autopsy was conducted by Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York who flew to Missouri at the request of the Brown family. Although on first reading the results might sound shocking and conclusive Baden, according to The New York times stressed that his information does not assign blame or justify the shooting.
“We need more information; for example, the police should be examining the automobile to see if there is gunshot residue in the police car,”
Another important detail
“The bullets did not appear to have been shot from very close range because no gunpowder was present on his body. However, that determination could change if it turns out that there is gunshot residue on Mr. Brown’s clothing, to which Dr. Baden did not have access.
Speaking specifically about the wound at the top of Brown’s head, Baden stated
“This one here looks like his head was bent downward,” he said, indicating the wound at the very top of Mr. Brown’s head. “It can be because he’s giving up, or because he’s charging forward at the officer.”
According to the Times there was a bullet which shattered Brown’s right eye, traveled through his face, exited his jaw and re-entered his collarbone.
Not any kind of fact but some more interesting perspective
“In my capacity as the forensic examiner for the New York State Police, I would say, ‘You’re not supposed to shoot so many times,’ ” said Dr. Baden, who retired from the state police in 2011. “Right now there is too little information to forensically reconstruct the shooting.”
Via Ny Times
Goldie Taylor of MSNBC makes a very interesting point, bullet wounds in Brown’s inner palm may be most telling evidence that his hand were up in a motion of surrender.
Autopsy expert on CNN says shots that hit inside of arm and hand are consistent with a man with arms up in style of surrendering. #Ferguson
— Bipartisan Report (@Bipartisanism) August 18, 2014
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