Maryland officers say they may evaluation all instances of in-custody deaths dealt with by the state’s former chief health worker, David Fowler, after he gave bizarre testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial that was later discredited. Fowler, a protection witness, made the bombshell declare that George Floyd died partly attributable to a benign pelvic tumor and exhaust from the cop automobile. Each different medical skilled, together with the health worker who carried out Floyd’s post-mortem, mentioned that neither performed a job. (Exams exhibiting negligible quantities of carbon monoxide in Floyd’s system had been by no means proven to the jury as a result of the prosecution had already rested its case by the point Fowler made the declare.) Maryland’s lawyer common and governor each introduced a probe on Friday, which was expedited after D.C.’s former chief health worker Roger Mitchell wrote an open letter calling the testimony “baseless” and revealing an “apparent bias.”
Individually, Fowler is being sued by the household of Anton Black, who died in police custody in 2018 in Maryland, over claims he lined up the usage of drive.