Michael Brown’s Medical Examiner Will Testify Before Grand Jury Tomorrow


An attorney for Michael Brown’s family says a private forensic pathologist who performed an autopsy on the 18-year-old will testify Thursday before the grand jury deciding whether to charge the Ferguson police officer who shot him.

Attorney Benjamin Crump said Wednesday that former New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr.Michael Baden is scheduled to testify. Crump says Brown’s parents are pleased because they are concerned that the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s office, which also did an autopsy, is too closely tied to police and prosecutors.

Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson in the St. Louis suburb on Aug. 9. The grand jury is expected to decide this month whether to charge Wilson.

A third autopsy was performed for the U.S. Justice Department, which is also investigating.

 

Dr. Baden spoke at MTSU in October. Read our recap here.

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