Fanning the Flames? Holder Orders Federal Autopsy of Michael Brown

| AUG 17, 2014 | 4:02 PM

NBC News is reporting that Barack Obama's Justice Department will perform its own autopsy on Michael Brown:

“Due to the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family, Attorney General Holder has instructed Justice Department officials to arrange for an additional autopsy to be performed by a federal medical examiner,” Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said in statement.


“This independent examination will take place as soon as possible. Even after it is complete, Justice Department officials still plan to take the state-performed autopsy into account in the course of their investigation.”

Additionally, Holder's DOJ has opened a civil-rights investigation into the case. Saturday night, prior to a governor-imposed curfew, New Black Panthers leader Malik Zulus Shabazz led a chant calling for the death of Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown.

Are the feds just being thorough, here, or are they suggesting that authorities in Missouri are not to be trusted to report their true findings in the death of Michael Brown?

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