Top Ten Videos to watch

Kym Whitley
Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show
Donald Trump's 'Crippled America' Book Press Conference
New Hampshire Primaries
TV One At The 47th NAACP Image Awards
Donald Trump Holds Rally In Biloxi, Mississippi
Behind bars
47th NAACP Image Awards Presented By TV One - Press Room
A Man Operating A Tv Camera
Maurice White
March2Justice
'News One Now' With Roland Martin Taping
Bill Cosby
Activists In Los Angeles Gather To Burn Likenesses Of The Confederate Flag
Flint Firebirds V Windsor Spitfires
CBC Message To America: Rep. Conyers Addresses The Damage Inflicted On Our Communities By Poverty, Mass Incarceration And Lack Of Economic Development
Iowa Caucus Ted Cruz
NewsOne Now NAACP Image Awards Preview
Student sitting at a desk in a classroom
Rahm Emanuel Announces Police Accountability Task Force As CPD Chief Is Fired
Slavery Stock image
The 16th Annual Wall Street Project Gala Fundraising Reception
Ava DuVernay
Roland Martin Blasts Stacey Dash For Comments About BET, Black Networks
President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address At U.S. Capitol
Ava DuVernay
2016 North American International Auto Show
Democratic National Committee Presidential Primary Debate
88th Oscars Nominations Announcement
Leave a comment

Michael Brown Autopsy

 

The  family of Ferguson, Mo., slain teen Michael Brown  recently released the autopsy performed by Dr. Michael M. Baden, who is the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York. According to reports, Dr. Baden traveled to Missouri on Sunday, August 17, to perform the examination of the body of Brown, and according to Baden’s autopsy report, Brown sustained at least six gunshots, including one bullet which shattered his eye and exited his face. Further, there was a shot to the top of Brown’s head, which would have likely been the final shot. In addition to the shots to the face and head, Brown suffered multiple shots to the arm and chest area. The autopsy possibly contradicts witness statements that Michael Brown was shot in the back. According to the autopsy, there were no gunshots in the back. Here are the next steps in the Michael Brown murder investigation.


RELATED: NewsOne Legal Analyst: Here Are Your Rights As A Protestor

There have been a total of three autopsies ordered: The Brown family autopsy, the federal government autopsy, and the St. Louis County medical examiner autopsy. Attorney General Eric Holder‘s autopsy will likely be utilized to determine if excessive force was used. If excessive force was used in the shooting of Michael Brown, that would be a civil rights violation, which can have criminal and civil implications. Meanwhile, the autopsy performed by the St. Louis medical examiner will likely be used to present evidence to the grand jury on the state level in order to determine if murder charges will be filed.

MORE EVIDENCE TO COME

There has been an outcry for evidence to be released to the public, such as officer statements and interviews; however, the shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9th, which has been a little more than a week ago. Therefore, the investigation is ongoing and it is not proper for certain information to be released due to the possibility of tainting that evidence by possibly influencing opinions and testimony of other potential witnesses.

More evidence will be coming in the coming weeks. The federal government has had agents scouring the neighborhood to speak with witnesses of the shooting and are asking for videos of the shooting. As the evidence come together, it is anticipated that the case will be presented to a grand jury to see whether formal charges will be filed against the officer.

Eric Guster is an attorney and NewsOne legal analyst. He provides legal commentary regularly on HLN, MSNBC & FOX. He can be followed on twitter @EricGuster

 

 

 

Also On News One: