Lawyers for the
family of Michael Brown said behind the autopsy of a former medical examiner
said the allegations of the 18-year-old was trying to surrender when he was
killed, but the self-employed former judge their findings did not reach that
Lawyers for the
family of Brown, who was shot dead on August 9 in a clash with police in the
St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, held a press conference Monday to unveil a report
by Dr. Michael Baden, former chief medical examiner of New York City. Baden's
autopsy commissioned by the family, determined that Brown was shot six times,
with the fatal wound hit the top of the head.
that such facts as this officer should have been arrested," said Attorney
But Baden, who was
at the press conference and also spoke, said he had not concluded whether the
position of the fatal entry wound meant Brown was handing Ferguson police
officer Darren Wilson when he was killed. Baden said the entrance wound on top
of the skull Brown suggested that his head was bent forward, when he suffered
the fatal injury, and before he told The New York Times would be consistent
with any delivery or freight in the officer.
A pathologist who
works with finding Baden said Parks' could be correct, "but we do not
pathologist Shawn Parcells said Brown may have had his back to the shooter, or
may have been facing the shooter with hands above the head or in a defensive
Crump said Monday that an independent autopsy shows Brown was shot at least six
times. But as Baden, noted that the report was preliminary.
A St. Louis County
autopsy found that Brown was shot six to eight times.
Manager office of
county coroner Suzanne McCune said Monday an autopsy showed Michael Brown was
hit in the head and chest. McCune would not confirm whether Brown was beaten in
another part of your body or discuss other details.
A person familiar
with the investigation told The Washington County Post that Brown had marijuana
in his system.
of the autopsy are not expected for about two weeks.
Baden, who has
testified in several high profile cases, including the OJ Simpson trial, said
earlier Monday that he was waiting for information from the autopsy St. Louis
County - and other scientific studies - before definitive conclusions about how
in which Brown died.
Crump said the
family wanted the autopsy for fear of additional test results could be biased
County. Crump declined to release copies of the report to the media, and the
autopsy report of the region has not been released.
not trust what was going to be put in the reports on the tragic execution of
her son," he said during the press conference on Monday.
He said Brown's
mother "had any mother would ask: Was my child in pain Dr. Baden shared
with her, in her opinion, he did not suffer?". He also noted that Brown
had abrasions on her face from where he fell, but "otherwise there is no
evidence of a struggle."
Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence Wednesday regarding shooting
death of Brown.
Ed Magee, a
spokesman for the Prosecutor Bob McCulloch St. Louis County - who is overseeing
the case - said Monday that prosecutors would try to start presenting evidence
on Wednesday, once a week, the date of the meeting regularly to the grand jury.
The cases often
jurors are presented in a single day. But Magee says the Brown case is
complicated and will take longer, but gave no specific timeframe.