Medical examiner David Fowler, who testified that former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was not responsible for the death of George Floyd, is now under investigation by state officials.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Republican Governor Larry Hogan announced an “independent review” of all Fowler’s cases of in-custody deaths, Newsweek reported this weekend.
Fowler served as Maryland’s chief medical examiner for 17 years before stepping down in 2019. During the Chauvin trial, Fowler testified that Floyd’s death should be classified as “undetermined,” not as a “homicide.”
“In my opinion, Mr. Floyd had a sudden cardiac arrhythmia … due to his atherosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease … during his restraint and subdual by the police,” Fowler said, NPR reported.