Feds' Autopsy of Michael Brown: 'Severe Injuries of Skull'

3rd set of results released yesterday with other grand jury documents
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2014 7:44 AM CST
Feds' Autopsy of Michael Brown: 'Severe Injuries of Skull'
Brown family attorney Daryl Parks points to a diagram produced during the second autopsy done on Michael Brown, Aug. 18, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo.   (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

More documents previously held back, including a Justice Department-mandated autopsy, trickled out yesterday from the grand jury that declined to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the AP reports. The autopsy conducted by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System had similar findings to both the private autopsy commissioned by the Brown family and an autopsy conducted by the St. Louis County medical examiner: namely, that Brown "died from multiple gunshot wounds," with "severe injuries of the skull, brain, and right chest"; it mentioned the chest injury may have been an exit wound from a bullet that went into Brown's arm or forehead, as shown in the document on Mother Jones. The "strong likelihood" of soot at the site of the injury on Brown's right hand was also presented as an indication of a close-range shot.

Other documents released yesterday included what appears to be audio of the shots Wilson fired, transcripts of eight interviews by the feds of possible witnesses to Brown's shooting, and police radio traffic, the AP notes. What the AP couldn't find in its scouring of all documents released thus far: any transcript or recording of a two-hour FBI and St. Louis County police interview with Michael Brown's friend, Dorian Johnson, who was with him when the shooting took place. Other FBI interviews are also still MIA, though St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch had promised to release all grand jury documents for transparency, "with some exceptions." On a side note: Johnson has been hired to do temp work under a state grant for the city of St. Louis, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. (Read more Michael Brown autopsy stories.)

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