Michael Brown Research Papers

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Jamel Haynes
11/7/16
Russ
ADJ 13
Research Paper A subject that recently has caught the attention of many around the world is Policing and all that comes with it. There are countless people with opinions for either side of the argument. One case in particular that has drawn a lot of controversy is the case of 18 year old Michael Brown. He was killed August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a northern Suburb of St. Louis. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, 28, a white Ferguson police officer. Before the incident with Darren Wilson Michael Brown was seen with Dorian Johnson at a convenience store taking multiple packages of cigarillos. Wilson had been notified by police dispatch of the robbery and descriptions of the two suspects. He encountered Brown and Johnson as they were walking down
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The right sandal was approximately 44 feet (13 m) east of the western area. According to Judy Melinek, a San Francisco pathologist who commented on the case as an expert, the official autopsy, which stated Brown's hand had foreign matter consistent with a gun discharge on it, supported Wilson's testimony that Brown was reaching for the weapon.According to the detective who performed tests on the gun, he had to decide whether to perform a DNA test or dust for fingerprints, because only one test can be performed without affecting the other. One apparent projectile was found near the body. There were ten spent .40 caliber bullet cases scattered on the south side of the road near Brown's body. The distribution of the casings, combined with most of the casings being east of the body, is consistent with the officer moving backward while firing. Blood spatter approximately 25 feet behind Brown's body suggest that Brown was moving toward Wilson when he was killed.
They also knew that even according to Wilson, Brown never had sole possession of the gun, and if Brown ever had control of the gun
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