Posted originally on the conservative tree house April 1, 2021 | Sundance | 105 Comments
Interestingly, the alphabet narrative engineers are focused on this trial as they were with George Zimmerman. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd.
Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, who died in custody.
Forensic evidence showed that George Floyd died from a “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.” Other significant conditions were listed as “arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease; fentanyl intoxication; recent methamphetamine use.” (link)
A memorandum filed by the Hennepin County Attorney’s office on June 1 indicated that chief medical examiner Dr. Andrew Baker, who listed Floyd’s death as a homicide, thought the amount of fentanyl in Floyd’s blood was “pretty high” and could be “a fatal level of fentanyl under normal circumstances.” “[Dr. Baker] said that if Mr. Floyd had been found dead in his home (or anywhere else) and there were no other contributing factors he would conclude that it was an overdose death,” the memo said.
Yesterday featured testimony as prosecutors continued laying out their case against Chauvin. Jurors watched body camera videos of Floyd’s fatal police encounter. One bystander witness broke down in tears on the stand after watching footage showing officers attempting to force Floyd inside a squad car. Charles McMillian, who was on the sidewalk during the struggle, said he felt “helpless.”
Livestream Links Below for open discussion of this ongoing case.