Feds Order 2nd Autopsy for Michael Brown
Federal ME will step in due to 'extraordinary circumstances'
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2014 10:42 AM CDT
A car drives past a memorial in the middle of the street, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, where Michael Brown was shot by police nearly a week ago in Ferguson, Mo.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

(Newser) – Eric Holder today ordered a second autopsy for Michael Brown, reports CBS, this time to be performed by a federal official. "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," said a statement from the Justice Department. "This independent examination will take place as soon as possible." The state of Missouri has already performed an autopsy; those results are not yet public. Click for the latest out of Ferguson.

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Aug 18, 2014 4:35 PM CDT
Holder will keep looking for any piece of good investigative work. That is too funny, Holder is a fascist pig and smells worse. Give him gas..
Aug 18, 2014 10:01 AM CDT
They will come to the conclusion that cigar smoking caused his death.
Aug 18, 2014 2:13 AM CDT
All 3 autopsies show all shots fired to the front of the body. None in the back.