Michael Brown’s autopsy report performed by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System was released along with other grand jury documents by St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch, as reported by MSN. The autopsy was conducted at the request of the Department of Justice.
Local officials as well as a private examiner who had been hired by Michael Brown’s family revealed “similar conclusions” to the federal autopsy that has just been released.
NBC News reveals that Michael Brown’s autopsy document states that he “died from multiple gunshot wounds.” Just as the previous autopsy reports documented, 18-year-old Brown, who was shot on August 9, suffered “severe injuries of the skull, brain and right chest and appeared to have been shot in the hand at close range. The manner of death is homicide.”
One note stated in the autopsy document was that the chest injury may have been an actual exit wound from a shot that entered Brown’s arm. The examiner did determine that the minor gunshot wound to the hand was “evidence of close range discharge of a firearm,” per ABC News.
Officer Darren Wilson testified in front of a grand jury that his gun fired during a struggle he had with Brown through the open window of the police car which resulted in the fatal shot. The autopsy released indicates that to be factual information.
According to MSN, in addition to the release of Michael Brown’s autopsy, other documents that were used in the trial and presented to the grand jury have also been released. Those documents include such items as transcripts of “eight federal interviews of possible witnesses to Brown’s shooting, police radio traffic,” audio recordings of police transmissions which also included the recording of the shots fired by officer Darren Wilson.
There were recordings after the shootings from police officers to dispatch as tension started to build on the streets in Ferguson, as reported by NBC News.
“You need several more units over here. There’s going to be a problem. We’re going to need crowd control.”
ABC News reports that the Associated Press studied all of the grand jury documents that have been released, including those from November. They discovered that there was no inclusion, in transcript form or recorded form of the two-hour interview with Dorian Johnson. Johnson was Brown’s friend who was with him at the time of the shooting, and had been interviewed by the FBI and county police.
Johnson claimed that Wilson had been provoking Michael Brown and that Wilson was actually the aggressor.
Although there were no grand jury documents released as previously mentioned, ABC News reports that “the transcript released in November notes that jurors listened to a recording of an Aug. 13 interview of Johnson by the federal and county investigators.”
Ed Magee, a spokesman for prosecuting attorney McCullough claimed that there were documents of FBI interviews with certain witnesses that were not released by request of the Justice Department.
“Those reports are not ours to release.”
Grand Jury Investigations are not open to the public, as revealed by ABC News. However, McCullough did release documents in November claiming he wanted “transparency and believed everyone will be able to examine that same evidence and come to their own conclusion.”
MSN reports that the Justice Department is conducting a separate civil rights investigation into Michael Brown’s death.
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