Medical transporter explains why Michael Brown’s body laid on the ground for hours

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(KTVI) - The Michael Brown shooting happened one month ago Tuesday.  There's been much criticism about the almost four hours his body remain in the street.

For the first time you will hear from the man who was sent to pickup and deliver Brown's remains that day to the St. Louis County medical examiner.

Timeline:

  • Saturday, August 9, 12:01 in the afternoon, Ferguson officer Darren Wilson encounters Michael Brown and a friend walking in the street.
  • 12:07 the shooting is reported.
  • 12:10 a paramedic in the area responds and finds no pulse.
  • 12:15 other Ferguson officers start to arrive
  • And the body is partially covered with a white sheet.
  • 12:43 country officers notified of shooting.
  • 1:30   county homicide detectives arrive
  • 2:01 Calvin Whitaker is called to pick up and deliver the body to the county morgue...
  • His county contract states, he must be on the scene within an hour.
  • 2:25 Calvin arrives at the shooting scene.
  • and 2 hours and 12 minutes later at 4:37 he delivers Brown's body to the morgue. A 15 minute drive from Ferguson..

 

Which means for almost two hours, Calvin was at the shooting scene.  Why the wait?  What was happening?  He explains.