New York Daily News

September 20, 2014


 

Forensic expert Dr. Michael Baden agrees with city medical examiner's autopsy of Eric Garner


After reviewing case files, photographs and X-rays, Baden said he agreed with the ruling that the 43-year-old Staten Island man died from compression of the neck.

BY ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , RICH SCHAPIRO

A famed forensics expert hired by the family of police chokehold victim Eric Garner said Friday the city medical examiner’s autopsy was spot on.

Dr. Michael Baden — after reviewing case files, photographs and X-rays — said he agreed with the ruling that the 43-year-old Staten Island man died from compression of the neck. The medical examiner “did an excellent autopsy,” Baden said outside the ME’s office on First Ave. at E. 30th St.

“We reviewed all of her findings and all the tissues and photographs and they do confirm that there’s a hemorrhage in the neck indicative of neck compression.”

Minutes after Baden spoke, police union boss Pat Lynch held his own press conference.

“One of the things you did not hear today, which will be important, is asphyxiation,” said Lynch, noting that the compressions could have been caused by emergency workers trying to resuscitate the dying man.

Minutes after Baden spoke, police union boss Pat Lynch held his own press conference.

“One of the things you did not hear today, which will be important, is asphyxiation,” said Lynch, noting that the compressions could have been caused by emergency workers trying to resuscitate the dying man.