Here’s a story that you’re not likely to hear in the mainstream media “news.” It just doesn’t fit the George-Floyd-was-murdered-so-we-have-to-riot narrative.
But we have to stand up for the truth, and when you read this truth, you will be shocked.
Now, you already know that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering Floyd, but there has been very little reporting about the trial of the other three police officers that were on the scene at the time. Frankly, with what is coming out now, you’ll likely never see this on any mainstream media news source. Again, because it doesn’t fit their narrative. Zachary Stieber writes,
A Minnesota judge on May 13 delayed the trial of three former police officers who were involved in the arrest of George Floyd in Minneapolis last year, after one of the officer’s defense attorneys argued that the medical examiner who performed Floyd’s autopsy was coerced by prosecutors.
Thomas Lane, J. Kueng, and Tou Thao, according to court records, will now face trial on March 7, 2022, a delay of more than six months from the previous date.
Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill told a pretrial hearing in Minneapolis that he wanted to give time for federal prosecutors to pursue their case against the three men, local media reported.
Thao’s lawyer alleged that Dr. Andrew Baker, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, was “directly and indirectly coerced by the State and its agents” into altering Floyd’s autopsy report.
On May 26, 2020, Baker told prosecutors that the autopsy “revealed no physical evidence suggesting that Mr. Floyd died of asphyxiation” and showed no signs of damage to his airways or thyroid, or brain bleeding, bone injuries, or internal bleeding. Findings released to the public three days later said there were “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”
But the final autopsy report listed neck compression.
Again, from Stieber:
What [Dr. Robert] Mitchell did [by attempting to influence Baker’s autopsy report] amounts to coercion, a crime under Minnesota law, as state prosecutors “knew that a potential expert witness had coerced the State’s main expert witness/the only expert to perform the physical autopsy in the case of State v. Thao,” the former officer’s lawyer, Bob Paule, charged.
Well, isn’t that interesting? Floyd’s autopsy was changed for a politically convenient narrative? Say it isn’t so!
I’m not suggesting that Floyd deserved to die. It is tragic. What I am saying, though, is that these people shouldn’t be punished for accessory to murder if Floyd wasn’t actually murdered.
The truth matters, and it would appear that, when it comes to prosecutors in Minneapolis, that truth may be in short supply.