1. POST MORTEM

    Michael Brown Was Shot at Least 6 Times

    Dr. Michael M. Baden

    A private autopsy ordered by the family of Michael Brown reveals he was shot at least six times by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Michael Baden, former New York City chief medical examiner, flew in at the request of Brown’s family to conduct an autopsy separate from the local one and a federal one ordered by Attorney General Eric Holder. According to the St. Louis County medical examiner, Brown had marijuana in his system when he was shot by Wilson from the front. In a press conference Monday, Baden said two of the gunshot wounds hit Brown's head in a position indicating he may have been bent over. (The other four were his arm.) All of the shots but the ones to Brown's head were survivable, Baden said, adding that the wounds could be consistent with eyewitness testimony that Brown was initially trying to run away from Officer Wilson. Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump said "the family would rather the invesigation be done independently of local authority becuase they feel there will not be justice for their child."

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