Official Stephon Clark Autopsy Differs From Family's Version

Sacramento County's newly released autopsy report is much different from one offered by a private autopsy in the days after the shooting death of Stephon Clark

The report from County Coroner Kimberly Gin, released Tuesday afternoon by the Sacramento Police Department, lists Stephon Clark's cause of death as Multiple Gunshot Wounds.  It finds Stephon Clark was hit by 7 bullets - not 8 as previously reported by an independent autopsy - and 3 of those struck the 22-year old in the back. 

Three peer reviews agree with Forensic Pathologist Dr. Keng-Chin Su's findings. Those doctor’s also signed the primary report.   

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In addition, Forensic Pathologist Dr. Gregory Reiber issued a separate peer review that caught the attention of Former Sacramento Sheriff, now KFBK Talk Show Host John McGinness

“He compares and contrasts with the video, the perception of the helicopter video, that shows the timing of the gunshots,” said former Sacramento Sheriff, now KFBK Talk Show Host, John McGinness.  “That matches his conclusion as to the placement of the shots and the number of shots – opining that the first hit was, in fact, to the front of the body.”  

The county coroner's report also notes traces of cocaine, cannabis and codeine were found in Clark's system.  Codeine and hydrocodone were found in his urine.

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