PASADENA (CBS) — Kendrec McDade’s autopsy will be released Friday, coroner’s Investigator Renee Grand Pre told City News Service.
McDade was the unarmed teen shot and killed by Pasadena police on March 24.
The autopsy report was given to the Pasadena Police Department on Wednesday and there was nothing surprising in it, Deputy Pasadena Police Department Chief Darryl Qualls said Thursday.
The report documented that McDade sustained seven wounds, and notes that “three of the wounds were fatal due to lacerated arteries, including two to his lower abdomen and one to his upper right arm, back to front. The autopsy showed there were no gunshot wounds to the back,” according to Pasadena police.
“I think the report is welcome and speaks for itself and is an aid to others to complete and thorough investigation,” Qualls said.
Asked if he was pleased with the conclusions of the report, Qualls replied that “as a police department, we want the truth to be examined and to come out.”
The shooting is being concurrently investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the sheriff’s Office of Independent Review and Pasadena Police Department, Qualls said.
McDade’s father and others have filed a suit against Pasadena police declaring that officers Jeffrey Newlen and Mathew Griffin caused the death “without lawful cause or justification, and acting under color of law.”
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