Dr. Judy Melinek, a forensic pathologist consulted by the paper, said that the material would support the assertion "that this guy is reaching for the gun, if he has gunpowder particulate material in the wound… If he has his hand near the gun when it goes off, he's going for the officer's gun."Baden — who reviewed the autopsies of both John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr — could not immediately be reached for comment on the discrepancies between his autopsy results and the official St. Louis County version. In August, Baden said "there is too little information to forensically reconstruct the shooting," and stressed that his examination was not intended to determine whether the shooting was justified.
'All autopsies of the deceased should have been open to public view for two months now, not shrouded in mystery.'
I'm not going to play marijuana, autopsy report, victim-on-trial-for-his murder games. I'm done with the US injustice system. It's invalid.
— Ferrari Sheppard (@stopbeingfamous)October 22, 2014
Some have also noted that the leaking of the report and Wilson's testimony further highlights serious problems with the way the investigation has been conducted so far."A non-transparent grand jury process and a leaky investigation is not the way the outcome of this important case should be determined," Antonio French, a St. Louis alderman and a regular presence at the protests, tweeted today.Ferguson and the violence of sanitizing the struggle for civil rights. Read more here.Earlier this month a woman claiming to be a friend of one of the jurors revealed details of the hearings on Twitter, including statements that the juror did not find there was enough evidence to warrant an indictment.That Twitter account was quickly deleted — but not before several screengrabs were taken — and the alleged leak prompted the prosecutor's office to investigate possible misconduct. Grand jury proceedings are supposed to be confidential.A toxicology report accompanying the leaked autopsy also showed the teen had traces of marijuana in his system — a fact which was previously known, and has already sparked some debate, with some noting that marijuana is commonly found to induce calmer behavior, not aggressiveness.A toxicologist consulted by the Post-Dispatch said that there is no way to tell whether Brown's judgment may have been affected by the substance.Follow Alice Speri on Twitter: @alicesperi
Darren Wilson said he was punched & scratched repeatedly by Mike Brown. Not only do photos/videos not display this, autopsy doesn't either.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing)October 22, 2014