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Kasia Anderson
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Dr. Kasia Anderson is Truthdig's executive editor. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 1997 with a degree in English literature and sociology, she worked as a Web journalist in San Francisco until…
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On Tuesday, four months after Michael Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., news broke that the Justice Department had released the results of its own autopsy.

The report issued by the DOJ substantiates the findings of other prior investigations, according to NBC News:

The findings of the Justice Department post-mortem released on Monday echoed those of two previous autopsies carried out by St. Louis County's medical examiner and a private examiner hired by the Brown family. It found that Brown — who was shot in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9 — suffered "severe injuries of the skull, brain and right chest" and appeared to have been shot in the hand at close range. "The manner of death is homicide," the Justice Department's medical examiner ruled.

In better news related to this case, 22-year-old Dorian Johnson, who was with his friend Michael Brown when the unarmed 18-year-old was killed by Wilson, has a new job. Watch Johnson's account of what happened on Aug. 9 below (via NBC News):

--Posted by Kasia Anderson

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