On Monday morning, Michael Brown’s surviving family held a press conference to release the results of the autopsy. As we have reported, it was revealed that Officer Darren Wilson shot Brown six times, including twice in the head. One bullet entered, according to the independent autopsy, “back to front.”
The autopsy, conducted by Dr. Michael Baden, also revealed another piece of information. According to Baden, there was “no evidence of a struggle” between the officer and his victim. Baden said that the wound on the inside part of Brown’s arm is consistent with the teenager walking away or putting his hands up–details that are completely at odds with the police accounts of the attack.
“There was a witness statement that said [Brown] was walking away and he kind of jerks so that would have occurred when he was walking away, and then he turns around,” assistant professor Shawn Parcells, who assisted Baden, said. “It’s consistent with that.”
The only wounds not caused by bullets were abrasions to Brown’s face, which have been attributed to him falling down after he was shot in the head.
“We cannot speculate the exact order of gunshot wounds, forensically that’s impossible,” Parcells said. “However, Dr. Baden and I feel because of the two gunshot wounds to the head indicating he was bending over, that those two shots were the last two to occur to him.”
Could Brown have survived? According to Baden, the answer is yes. “This is the last shot, and this is the only shot that is not treatable,” Baden said, pointing to the diagram of Brown’s body.
“The family has a right to know how their loved one died,” Baden said.
“We believe that given those types of facts, it shows this officer should have been arrested,” Darryl Parks, one of the family’s attorneys, said.
Attorney Benjamin Crump said that the questions surrounding the death of Michael Brown “could have been answered on Day One if you were really trying to have transparency be the objective.” He added, “The Brown family wanted to have this autopsy performed on their behalf because … they did not want to be left having to rely on the autopsy done by the St. Louis law enforcement agencies, the same individuals they feel are responsible for executing their son in broad daylight.”
Given this new information, we join Michael Brown’s mother in asking just one question: “What else do we need to give them to arrest the killer of my child?”
Watch the family’s lawyers and medical examiner DESTROY police claims below: