Among the new details on the Michael Brown shooting leaked Monday to the Washington Post was that Brown had marijuana in his system when he was shot on Aug. 9 by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer.
The Post cited a “person familiar with the county’s investigation,” though it did not provide any additional details. The St. Louis County medical examiner’s report has been filed to the county prosecutor’s office, which is conducting one of the investigations into the shooting, the newspaper reported.
The source also told the Post that Brown had been shot six to eight times, all from the front, per the county’s investigation. Those findings would be consistent with an independent autopsy ordered by the Brown family and released Monday.
The Justice Department has also ordered its own autopsy of Brown and has undertaken a separate investigation into the shooting.
The leak follows questions about the appropriateness of Ferguson police last week releasing an incident report on the robbery allegedly committed by Brown minutes before he was shot.