Aug 17, 2014 8:07 PM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on the body of a black Missouri teenager ,whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes violent protests in suburban St. Louis.
According to the Associated Press, Department of Justice spokesman Brian Fallon cited a request by family members and the "extraordinary circumstances" surrounding the case of 18-year-old Michael Brown in explaining decision.
The DOJ already had deepened its civil rights investigation of the shooting. Officials said Saturday that 40 FBI agents were going door-to-door gathering information in the Ferguson, Missouri, neighborhood where an unarmed Brown was shot to death in the middle of the street on August 9th.