“People have been asking: How many times was he shot? This information could have been released on Day 1,” Dr. Baden said in an interview after performing the autopsy. “They don’t do that, even as feelings build up among the citizenry that there was a cover-up. We are hoping to alleviate that.”
The results of this private autopsy confirm want AUN-TV suspected was the reason for the police withholding how many shots were fired and how many hit Brown. “That today the police have still not revealed, at least a minimum number of shots and hits, is as believable as the IRS losing emails after they were subpoenaed. The reason the info is being withheld is most likely because it is incriminating.” aun-tv.com/ferguson-shooting
Shooting an unarmed person six times makes the officer look bad. The police still have not revealed how many shots were fired, which is much easier to determine than how may hit Brown. As an example of that, the autopsy revealed that one bullet created five separate wounds. They believe that all six shots were to the front of Brown’s body, which does conflict with witness testimony, that the first hit him in the back. But it mostly collaborates their story that the officer shot him many times in the front. Since many shots barely hit Brown, probably more than six were fired. One fortunate thing, is that others were not hit by all the flying bullets.
FERGUSON, Mo. — Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found.
One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.
Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.
The bullets did not appear to have been shot from very close range because no gunpowder was present on his body. However, that determination could change if it turns out that there is gunshot residue on Mr. Brown’s clothing, to which Dr. Baden did not have access. nytimes.com/2014/08/18/us/michael-brown-autopsy