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William Anderson and Benjamin Crump Two 2nd Autopsies: Kendrick Johnson and James Griffith Media expert

on two cases: Martin Anderson and Trayvon Martin Another Case by Team Members: Medical Examiner William R. Anderson and Benjamin Crump James Lee Griffin

Gina Slone, left, and her lawyer, Benjamin Crump, talk Friday in Bartow about the death of Slone's son, James Griffin, as Crump holds photographs from an autopsy performed on Griffin. MICHAEL WILSON/ The Ledger

Two medical examiners autopsied Griffin. Both board-licensed doctors, they reached very different conclusions. Polk County Associate Medical Examiner Vera Volnikh noted blunt trauma to Griffin's wrists, ankles and skin. He had been shocked up to eight times, she wrote. But his injuries weren't severe enough to explain his death, she wrote. Scott Wilder of the Polk County Sheriff's Office said, "Our policy is that when we've been sued, we can't comment on the details other than to say that there have been four separate investigations conducted, and none of those investigations found any wrongdoing on the part of our employees." He said the Sheriff's Office was notified of the intent to sue in May. Anderson's report gave the cause of death as "acute respiratory decompensation and pulmonary edema complicating blunt force trauma, positional restraint, and exposure to electric restrain device." Dr. Stephen Nelson, Polk's chief medical examiner, after looking over the copy of Anderson's report, said he had issues with numerous items. (See the rest of this story for details - makes one wonder if the body was exhumed at all)

True to form, Crump files a lawsuit in the Griffin case - Slone v. The Sheriff of Polk County The Sheriff's office settled for $75,000. I love the wording in the OS short and sweet article: The Polk County Sheriff's Office will pay $75,000 as part of a settlement with a woman who said county jail guards caused her son's death, according to The (Lakeland) Ledger. James Lee Griffin, 21, died in 2006 as deputies tried to take him for a mental evaluation. His mother, Gina Slone, filed a federal lawsuit seeking damages in 2009. In summary, James Lee Griffin weighed almost 300lbs and was throwing things, fighting with inmates in population and breaking glass when put into his cell - all this in addition to kicking and screaming while deputies tried to restrain him. The guards had to use electric shields to restrain Griffin. No charges were brought against the guards. All you lovers of Crump and his determined fight for justice must not pay taxes.

Team Member William R. Anderson: The investigation found that Anderson took calls on his personal cell phone at work and received 10minute visits by an attorney and the widow of a man Anderson examined in a private case. He was faulted for not taking adequate measures to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest and cited for violating county rules on outside employment. And remember this from Dr. Anderson: Zimmerman's face and head were bloodied by the encounter. Martin died of internal bleeding from a gunshot wound to the heart. Speaking to the Orlando Sentinel, forensic specialist Dr. William Anderson suggested that Martin likely survived for several minutes on the lawn where he lay, doubtless baffled and bewildered in the last moments of his life. He also commented on the Martin Lee Anderson case - This is the bootcamp case handled by Benjamin Crump. The mother did not inform the bootcamp that her son had sickle cell anemia. William Anderson, an Orlando pathologist not related to the teenager and not affiliated with the case, said the presence of just a few sickled cells usually indicates a postmortem condition.

"When people die from [sickling], the blood vessels are just jammed with it," he said.

FOUR cases involving Anderson and Crump