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Three key developments

1. Preliminary autopsy findings

Independent autopsy: Michael Brown suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, but "we don't know," a pathologist hired by his family said Monday. An independent autopsy determined that Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, the family's lawyers and hired pathologists said. Witnesses said Brown's hands were above his head when he was repeatedly shot by Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. Forensic pathologist Shawn Parcells, who assisted former New York City chief medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden during the private autopsy, said a bullet grazed Brown's right arm. He said the wound indicates Brown may have had his back to the shooter, or he could have been facing the shooter with his hands above his head or in a defensive position across his chest or face.

County's autopsy: The St. Louis County medical examiner's autopsy found that Brown was shot six to eight times in the head and chest, office administrator Suzanne McCune said Monday. But she declined further comment, saying the full findings weren't expected for about two weeks.

Federal autopsy: The autopsy ordered by the Justice Department was performed Monday. Results are pending.

2. Obama: 'Listen and not just shout'

Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters in Ferguson were peaceful, but he warned that a small minority was undermining justice for the unarmed black man shot and killed by police. During a brief pause in his summer vacation, Obama expressed sympathy for the "passions and anger" sparked by Brown's death, but said giving in to that anger through looting and attacks on police only stirs tensions and leads to further chaos. He said overcoming the mistrust endemic between many communities and their local police would require Americans to "listen and not just shout." "That's how we're going to move forward together, by trying to unite each other and understand each other and not simply divide ourselves from one another," Obama told reporters at the White House.

3. Attorney general to visit Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson this week to meet with FBI and other officials carrying out an independent federal investigation into Brown's death, Obama said. The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to Brown's death, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson for witnesses to the shooting. On Saturday, 40 FBI agents started going door-to-door in the neighborhood where the shooting took place, interviewing witnesses and gathering information.

Associated Press

Three key developments 08/18/14 [Last modified: Monday, August 18, 2014 10:47pm]
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