Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Michael Brown Autopsy Leaked

Michael Brown
Apparently this is a leaked copy of Michael Brown's preliminary autopsy report which is being distributed by the Post Dispatch.  I've transcribed the important parts of the document for ease of reading.  

Narrative (partial) Report of the Investigation: " (Actual documents below narrative)
The deceased body sustained multiple gunshot wounds, three to his head, one wound was to the top of his head, right eye, and right central forehead areas.  There were two wounds to his chest, one wound to his upper right chest near his neck and the other was just right of his breast.  Three wounds to his right arm, one wound in his upper right arm, middle of the arm and one to his forearm. One wound to the inside of his right hand, near his thumb and palm.
The deceased had abrasions to the right side of his face and on the back of his left hand.
The deceased hands were bagged with paper bags to save any trace evidence. 
--Describing the incident, the Investigating ME wrote:
As Officer Wilson attempted to exit out of his patrol vehicle the deceased pushed his door shut and began to struggle with Officer Wilson, during the struggle the Officer's weapon was un-holstered.  The weapon discharged during the struggle.
The deceased and another individual were walking down the middle of Canfield.  Officer D. Wilson DSN-609, of the Ferguson Police Department observed the two individuals, he requested that they get out of the roadway.
The deceased then ran down the roadway.  Officer Wilson then began to chase the deceased.  As he was giving chase to the deceased, the deceased turned around and ran towards Officer Wilson.  Officer Wilson had his service weapon drawn as the deceased began to run towards him, he discharged his service weapon several times.
As this is a preliminary information, it was not known in which order or how many times the officer fired his weapon during the confrontation.
The St. Louis County Police Department was requested to investigate and process the scene."
See also Gunshot residue report