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Ex-Prosecutor: Brown Autopsy Reveals 'Rush to Judgement'

By    |   Friday, 24 October 2014 02:40 PM

The leaked autopsy reports from the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson show that there has been a "rush to judgement" about what happened during the incident, says former prosecutor Daniel Hochheiser.

"There was a gunshot to the right thumb of Michael Brown, which seems to suggest that there may have been a reaching for Officer [Darren ]Wilson's gun inside or near the car," according to the autopsy that's been leaked to the St. Louis Dispatch, Hochheiser told J.D. Hayworth and Morgan Thompson on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV Friday.

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He explained that there are "three autopsies . . . one leaked to the St. Louis Dispatch, an independent autopsy . . . and then we have the federal autopsy."

"We do have all these reports, none of which we really have access to firsthand, and they do seem to suggest that the reports of the analysis of the body does contradict a lot of the witness accounts about what occurred," he said.

"We do know is that there were six shots," the former prosecutor said. "There are two shots to the head, two shots to the chest, one to the thumb, one to the forearm."

According to the witness reports, Brown was shot by Wilson when he had his hands up and was running away from the officer.

"None of the shots seem to have come into the back of the deceased, so it does appear that the deceased was facing Officer Wilson at the time of the shooting," Hochheiser explained.

"We also know there was blood found in the car, which belongs to Brown, and we know that there was tissue that belongs to Brown found on the exterior driver's side of the car," he told Newsmax. "So something happened at that car and then the shooting continued."

"There has been a rush to judgment," he added.

While the former New York prosecutor said he doesn't fault the St. Louis Dispatch for reporting the leak from grand jury, he says "the person who was irresponsible was the leaker," adding that in "New York, that would trigger an investigation, that could lead to arrest."

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The leaked autopsy reports from the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson show that there has been a "rush to judgement" about what happened during the incident, says former prosecutor Daniel Hochheiser.
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