Michael Brown’s Autopsy Revealed, Shows ‘Officer Should Have Been Arrested’
The autopsy of Michael Brown has been released and his family’s attorneys say it shows that the officer who shot him “should have been arrested.”
The autopsy showed that Brown was shot six times, including twice in the head.
According to former New York City chief medical examiner Michael Baden, all of the bullets were fired from one or more feet away and one bullet was fired at the top of Brown’s head.
“To have a shot that’s at a 90-degree angle from the top of his skull to the bottom of his chin, almost vertical, that sounds like an officer standing over him,” the family’s attorneys said.
Attorney Daryl Parks said one bullet exited through Brown’s forehead and another exited through his eye.
“It shows a back-to-front for both of those, and it supports what the witnesses said about him trying to surrender to the officer,” Parks said. “His head was in a downward position. Had to be, for what had happened. Those type of facts are clear. And we believe that given those kind of facts, this officer should have been arrested.”
Baden performed the independent autopsy at the behest of attorneys. The Justice Department has announced they will conduct their own independent autopsy while the state of Missouri has not yet released their autopsy results.
Over the weekend, the Justice Department released a statement saying, “Due to the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family, Attorney General Holder has instructed Justice Department officials to arrange for an additional autopsy to be performed by a federal medical examiner.”