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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.”

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Igor Derysh is the Managing Editor of Latest. com and a syndicated columnist whose work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, Baltimore Sun, and Orlando Sun Sentinel, and AOL News. His work has been criticized in even more publications. Follow him on Twitter @IgorDerysh

  • Thom Lee

    Horse pucky The chart doesn’t show what the autopsy revealed. The shots to the arm didn’t seem the phase him. The shot to the top of the head, head bent forward as if charging was the final shot. None as so called witnesses reported were in the back. Had Michael cooperated. It may never have ended. When the police tell you to stop doing something dangerous and illegal you listen.

    His thuggish behavior on tape at the store gives a pretty clear portrayal of the kind of kid he was.

    My heart breaks for his family. For him it’s over. You live violently you probably will die violently. His family now has to live with his bad choices and the penalty for them.

    • mov1ngon

      Don’t assume that ferguson is exactly like what you have in your mind. The reason why people are so mad is because this has been an issue there for a while. Perhaps they exchanged words. If Mike can be a bully then so can the cop. Obviously he wasn’t all that bad if he was able to graduate high school and go to college. The world isn’t the black and white place you make it out to be. Sounds like you have a superiority complex….

      • Thom Lee

        No, actually I’ve felt inferior most of my life. I don’t view the world in black and white. I see all shades as possible. But his behavior on tape was inexcusable. He broke the law and a commandment. He had not problem going after the much smaller merchant. Just his body language was intimidating and I suspect that’s how he was.

        Bottom line, God is his final judge.

        • mov1ngon

          I’m sorry that you feel that way. No one should feel inferior to another person. I’m not excusing bad behavior. Neither of us were there and were both just giving opinions on what we believe happened. Neither of us can help that some if not all of our views are colored by a racially tumultuous past and present. I do however want you to understand how certain words or phrases can trigger racial responses. We can’t condemn our youth for making mistakes less we afford them the opportunity to change.

          • Leota Scott

            The problem is they play on the fact that everyone is going to give the Cop not the Victim the benefit of the doubt, so they throw in innuendo, smoke and mirrors about a “supposed” robbery and viola. Now it makes rooting for a killer “feel better to the general public”.

          • mov1ngon

            Exactly. I sometimes respond with a take my hand statement but never get a response. People choose to cling to lies because the truth is too shameful.

          • Lynn-Marie Papi Nilson

            “Supposed robbery” is wrong first of all..the friend of Mikes admitted it..thats not why this kid got killed..

          • Leota Scott

            Bull, you jump on the he’s a thug option right away because he’s Black.

          • mov1ngon

            You mistake me for someone else. I’ve never said Mike was a thug. I’m a adressing the comments of Thom Lee. The bad behavior I’m referring to is rioting. My point to him is that he is a young man a person our youth our future and if you kill him how can he learn from his mistakes? Well the answer is they don’t intend for us to live. Period. You cannot continue to deny a racist establishment exists and not expect a revolt. Admit. Correct. Move on.

        • Leota Scott

          He did not that was made up and because White people said it, you bought it. He didn’t rob, didn’t struggle, was not the thug the police portrayed him to be. There were trying to deflect from the fact that one of their officers did what they talk about behind closed doors amongst themselves all the time. Killing a Black person. A plain, textbook cover-up is all it ever was.

          • Lynn-Marie Papi Nilson

            What are you talking about?..the friend that was with Mike admitted to the robbery..he was a gang member and ran at the cop..do you know what happened? Have you read the newspaper? I know your black but come on, common sense..

    • Celia Nobles

      Officer Wilson’s cowardly behavior will ruin his career and just might send him to prison….hopefully

    • Leota Scott

      You just refuse to be wrong, but you are. Two Medical Examiners trump your racist reasoning, every time.

  • mov1ngon

    Let me point out a mentality spawned from white supremacist theology.

    The shots to the arm didn’t seem the phase him. The shot to the top of the head, head bent forward as if charging was the final shot.

    Mike Brown was shot 6 times. You have not seen video of him being shot yet you so readily believe that an 18 yr old person was unaffected by 6 gunshots. He is DEAD! How was he unphased. Disoriented stumbling forward? No! Charging like a big black buck?

    None as so called witnesses reported were in the back.

    Why are the witnesses so called? Why are they any less credible than any other witness. You form your own opinions based on your preferred news sources but disbelieve the African American citizens who were there? Is it a coincidence that you only believe what white people say? And if you hear them agree with a black person you call them a dirty liberal?

    Had Michael cooperated. It may never have ended. When the police tell you to stop doing something dangerous and illegal you listen.

    You basically said he deserved to die. You don’t know that he didn’t comply. You can believe whatever you choose but you don’t KNOW. Jay walking in a residential neighborhood is not dangerous. The officer had no reason to stop at all. If you patrol a neighborhood you do so to protect the citizens from lawbreakers but he was in Mikes neighborhood. It was harassment. The store owner says he didn’t call police and video shows Mike paid for his goods. The altercation between him and the store owner is irrelevant.

    His thuggish behavior on tape at the store gives a pretty clear portrayal of the kind of kid he was.

    NO ONE should have their whole life judged by a 10 second clip of gas station video. Get real!

    My heart breaks for his family. For him it’s over. You live violently you probably will die violently. His family now has to live with his bad choices and the penalty for them.

    You don’t know that he lived violently? That’s an assumption based on race and you are too ashamed to admit it in mixed company. Grabbing someone by the shirt does not warrant a death sentence and does not a thug make. It is this hateful homicidal mentality that plagues this country and has caused this violent uproar.

    • Solo Barker

      Never heard it so perfectly said. No one wants to admit to being racist when jumping on these forums. It just show’s in how comments and the way you word statements. That show your tru character. Racism is and has always been a serious problem. Situations like this. Allow the heart felt racist shine. God will be at your door in the day of reckoning.

      • mov1ngon

        It’s important to understand that you can no longer put people into crayon boxes to deny them the rights of citizenship. Racism is now intertwined with the issues of depression, police brutality, the slow removal of open carry laws, the violation of state law, federal law, the militarization of the American police force and society’s ever growing blood thirst for money, power, and fame

    • Smooth

      Explained perfectly! Cowards, they are! Afraid to confront their imperfections! May God have mercy on their corrupted souls!

    • MSB_Concerned_Citizen

      Dr. Baden said, “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.”

      He 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,” he said.

      • mov1ngon

        Why would people oppose body cams being used that the department already has? Why would the kkk give money to officer Wilson if they did not believe it was racially motivated? Why is the DOJ investigating? Why is amnesty international protesting? Why are the police shooting at the media? Why is Obama denouncing thug culture when he used his relationship with jay z to get elected? Why does the usa still collect racial data when that was abolished in Africa as part of apartheid? The DOJ has recorded data that confirms racial profiling among police departments nation wide but we refuse to admit that it exists. Why?

      • mov1ngon

        It’s important to understand that you can no longer put people into crayon boxes to deny them the rights of citizenship. Racism is now intertwined with the issues of depression, police brutality, the slow removal of open carry laws, the violation of state law, federal law, the militarization of the American police force and society’s ever growing blood thirst for money, power, and fame

  • Judith P. Bradley

    Of course his family attorney said that! DUH. Let’s wait and see what all of the evidence reveals, after being heavily scrutinized by experts. Speculation is not going to bring this young man back. In my opinion this has become way too much of a racial issue, law enforcement brutality issue. A young man is dead and we need to know why and how. Too many people are jumping on one ban wagon or the other without the facts. I. like all of you, just want justice. Let’s not perpetuate hate due to speculation. Please, we already have enough threats looming over us.

  • davegeorge

    This is irresponsible journalism on the part of Igor Derysh. That is not what the autopsy report says and Igor knows this but has made no effort to clarify that the attorneys statements are unqualified and incorrect. It is this type of poor journalistic practice that is to blame for the turmoil in Ferguson.