On May 29, 2020, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office charged former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin with third-degree murder (later raised to second-degree by Minnesota’s attorney general) in the death of George Floyd. Former Officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao were also charged with aiding and abetting the murder of Floyd.
These charges were based on the autopsy performed by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office and a private “re-autopsy” performed at the request of the Floyd family’s attorney. Based on those procedures, the medical examiner issued a revised autopsy report stating that Floyd had died of “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint and neck compression.” In short, Floyd’s death was allegedly caused by the manner in which the police had restrained him.
But the police defendants were charged before the medical examiner had received the report of Floyd’s toxicology screen by NMS Labs of Horsham, Pennsylvania.
Then, on May 31, 2020, NMS Labs forwarded Floyd’s toxicology report to the Hennepin County Medical Examiners’ Office.
And that’s when the proverbial fecal matter hit the fan.
At 7:30 p.m. on May 31, 2020, prosecutors “met” online with Dr. Andrew Baker, Chief Medical Examiner of Hennepin County, to discuss Floyd’s toxicology report. Take a look at this recently released June 1, 2020, memorandum by Assistant County Attorney Amy Sweasy of that discussion.
So there they were, staring at the just-received and damning toxicology report that blew to smithereens the whole prosecution theory that the police had killed Floyd. To their undoubted dismay, Dr. Baker, the chief medical examiner, had to concede that at 11 ng/mL, Floyd had “a fatal level of fentanyl under normal circumstances.” He also conceded that the fentanyl overdose “can cause pulmonary edema,” a frothy fluid build-up in the lungs that was evidenced by the finding at autopsy that Floyd’s lungs weighed two to three times normal weight.
This is consistent with Officer Kueng’s observation at the scene that Floyd was foaming at the mouth and, as found at autopsy, that his lungs were “diffusely congested and edematous.”
In other words, like a drowned man, Floyd’s lungs were filled with fluid. And that was the obvious and inescapable reason why Floyd kept shouting over and over again that he couldn’t breathe even when he was upright and mobile.
The memorandum ends with Dr. Baker’s devastating conclusion that “if Floyd had been found dead in his home (or anywhere else) and there were no other contributing factors he [Dr. Baker] would conclude that it was an overdose death.”
Translation: this toxicology report drives a stake through the heart of our murder case. How do we justify criminally charging these police officers and explain away our colossal screw-up?
It is quite telling that this explosively exculpatory June 1 memorandum was not released by the prosecution until August 25, 2020. All of which prompts these questions:
First, why did the prosecution wait three months to release this memorandum?
Second, if the prosecution had released this information in a timely fashion, would that have helped to quell the anti-police outrage that has fueled the nationwide orgy of rioting and looting?
Third, in light of Floyd’s toxicology results and the medical examiner’s assessment that Floyd’s fentanyl overdose caused him to essentially drown in his own bodily fluid, why haven’t the charges against all of the police defendants been dropped?
When George Floyd was foaming at the mouth and claiming he couldn’t breathe (long before the police forced him to the ground) he admitted he’d been “hooping.”
Hooping is using one’s rectum as a delivery system for drugs like crystal meth or FENTANYL.
It can also be a way to move drugs as a mule for a dealer who then sells those drugs to be shot up on the streets.
Either way, George’s drugs up the rear killed him.
Wouldn’t it be ironic if his dealer is getting away scot free while businesses and people who had nothing to do with the death are suffering.
It woudnt have mattered to the rioters, they still chant hands up dont shoot, truth doesnt mean anything to them, the investigation from the Obama adminstration proving Ferguson cops version of events, Floyd a lifestyle criminal proven to be a self induced overdose will not matter, they dont care about facts, its all about the agenda everything and any evil for the end game.
There was a ceremony for Floyd at the protests in DC nothing for the innocent blood of the children killed.
As of July 5, 2020, at least 30 people have died during the protests, with 26 due to gunshot wounds no moments given to them from the mindless mob.
Hey Sharpton you race baiting old bastid say their names https://www.fox6now.com/news/deadly-unrest-here-are-the-people-who-have-died-amid-george-floyd-protests-across-us
george floyd was a dirtbag. Had law enforcement not arrived and taken him into custody, he would have died in his Mercedes. Unfortunately, three months later after much rioting, more rioting than protesting, we have a nationwide situation, thanks to sanders/biden supporters that was totally unnecessary.
What has been learned from this is a sanders/harris/biden administration would promote this anarchy. They would instill mob rule and the freedom we know as our would cease to exist.
Thank GOD for the 2nd Amendment, it may be the only thing between us and mob rule…
What are the chances this information was kept quiet so it could be used in the DNC convention? The violence has been intentional. It has been orchestrated by the DNC. Kieth Ellison is complicit.
@kitt: I guess when this information becomes more widely known, when the MSM reports it, those people groveling at all of Floyd’s memorials will feel pretty silly, won’t they?