What will angry protestors and agitators in Ferguson, Missouri say now that the official autopsy on Michael Brown indicates that he was shot in the hand at close range? Plus, the accompanying toxicology report shows Brown had been using marijuana prior to being shot in a confrontation with police officer Darren Wilson.
And about that chant so many Brown defenders have adopted, “Hands up, don’t shoot”….
As the former Sheriff of St. Louis County predicted in a Tuesday post on Western Journalism, vital information about the fatal police shooting of Ferguson teen Michael Brown is being leaked, piece by piece.
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And a key finding in the controversial case — a revelation that explodes the narrative of “gentle giant” Mike Brown gunned down in cold blood by a killer cop — has just been reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The official autopsy has reportedly been obtained by the Post-Dispatch, which had it analyzed by experts. That analysis provides the most detailed description yet of the wounds Brown sustained in the confrontation with the Ferguson police officer who has since been condemned as a villain in this case by street mobs calling for his indictment.
According to the newspaper report, the picture painted by the autopsy strongly suggests that officer Wilson’s version of events is accurate — that Michael Brown assaulted him and attempted to wrestle away his gun…and was moving toward the officer, not away from him, when he was shot.
A source with knowledge of Wilson’s statements said the officer had told investigators that Brown had struggled for Wilson’s pistol inside a police SUV and that Wilson had fired the gun twice, hitting Brown once in the hand. Later, Wilson fired additional shots that killed Brown and ignited a national controversy.
The St. Louis medical examiner, Dr. Michael Graham, who is not part of the official investigation, reviewed the autopsy report for the newspaper. He said Tuesday that it “does support that there was a significant altercation at the car.”
Another key finding by an expert as cited by the Post-Dispatch — Michael Brown did not have his hands raised as though surrendering to officer Wilson when he was shot on the street. This finding sharply contradicts claims by so-called witnesses to the shooting.
Dr. Judy Melinek, a forensic pathologist in San Francisco…said the autopsy did not support witnesses who have claimed Brown was shot while running away from Wilson, or with his hands up.
She said Brown was facing Wilson when Brown took a shot to the forehead, two shots to the chest and a shot to the upper right arm. The wound to the top of Brown’s head would indicate he was falling forward or in a lunging position toward the shooter; the shot was instantly fatal.
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