Nothing could have prepared America for the violence that spread across our nation as a result of the death of George Floyd after MN Police Officer Derek Chauvin was caught on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck during an arrest.
Floyd’s death spurred incredible violence, including the death and serious injuries of innocent law enforcement officers and US Secret Service agents, rioting, looting, arson, and the destruction of cities across America. The violence that’s taken place in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death has divided our nation and shined a light on the dark underbelly of the Democrat Party and the media who supports them.
One officer asked Floyd, “Are you on something right now?”
Because you’re acting really erratic,” another said.
Floyd continually protested that he was claustrophobic and could not breathe when they tried to put him in a squad car.
“I can’t breathe,” he said several times, appearing to have an anxiety attack.
Officers Derek Chauvin and Tou Thao then arrived on the scene.
Chauvin placed his knee over Floyd’s neck, and previous video footage shows it remained there for nearly nine minutes.
Floyd continued to protest he could not breathe.
On May 29, 2020, MN Police Officer Derek Chauvin was charged with 3rd-degree murder. Minnesota’s radical Democrat AG Keith Ellison later upped Chauvin’s charge to 2nd-degree murder. Former MN Police Officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao were also charged with aiding and abetting the murder of Floyd.
Spectator reports – 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.
Big League Politics reports – A summary of a conversation between Amy Sweasy, a Hennepin County Attorney, and Dr. Andrew Baker, the chief medical examiner for the county, reveals that the former would conclude George Floyd died of a drug overdose if there were no other contributing factors.
The medical examiner makes the conclusion of an overdose death on the basis of blood samples collected from George Floyd at a Minneapolis hospital.
Dr. Baker reveals that Floyd’s blood tested positive for the presence of 4ANPP, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and norfentayl. He described the level of fentanyl found in George Floyd’s bloodstream as a “fatal level under normal circumstances.”
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.
June 1, 2020, memorandum by Assistant County Attorney Amy Sweasy was finally released on August 25, 2020.
Why did the prosecution wait 3 MONTHS to release this memorandum?
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.
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?