Report: Michael Brown Had Pot in His System When He Was Shot

Michael Brown had marijuana in his system when he was shot and killed by a police officer, according to the Washington Post.

A diagram is shown during a news conference held to share preliminary results of a second autopsy done on Michael Brown Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo. The independent autopsy shows 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot at least six times. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The Post, citing a “person familiar with the county’s investigation,” reported that the St. Louis County medical examiner also found that the unarmed 18-year-old was shot between six and eight times in the front.

The county medical examiner’s autopsy report was given to the St. Louis County prosecutor’s office Friday but has not been made public, the Post reported. Attorney General Eric Holder has also ordered a federal autopsy, and Brown’s family had their own independent autopsy carried out as well.

The Post noted that demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, anticipating that drug test results could be used to denigrate Brown, have demanded that Officer Darren Wilson also be required to submit to a drug screening.

Unveiling their findings of the Brown family-commissioned autopsy Monday, forensic pathologist Shawn Parcells said he and former New York City chief medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden concluded that Brown was shot in the front at least six times: twice in the head and four times in the right arm.

Parcells said they couldn’t determine whether Brown had his hands up or had his arms crossed in front of him defensively when he was shot.

“We don’t know,” he said.