Chauvin had two experts who testified — one (Barry Brodd) had his house targeted and the other (Dr. David Fowler) his professional license attacked. This will make it difficult if not impossible for the three other officers awaiting trial to hire expert witnesses.
Dr. David Fowler, former Chief Medical Examiner of Maryland, was an effective expert trial witness for Derek Chauvin, not that it mattered in the end.
Now there is an all-out professional mob targeting Fowler as punishment. On April 25, 2021, we reported how Chauvin Defense Forensic Expert Targeted By Maryland A.G. and Colleagues:
Derek Chauvin’s use-of-force expert, Barry Brodd, was targeted after his testimony. His former home, which the perps apparently assumed was still his, was Vandalized and Smeared With Pig’s Blood.
A different type of targeting now is directed at Chauvin’s forensic expert, Dr. David Fowler. You may recall that Fowler was a very effective witness, testifying that George Floyd had a sudden cardiac arrythmia due to atherosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease, during his restraint by the police….
Dr. Fowler now is being targetted professionally, in moves which I predict are intended to render him unable to be an expert witness ever again, and even a vindictive attempt to pull his medical license.
Now it’s happening, the threats are coming to fruition. The Washington Post reports that the Maryland Attorney General is planning to appoint a panel to audit Fowler’s cases:
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s office plans to appoint a panel of independent experts to audit and release a public report on all cases of deaths in police custody overseen by David Fowler, the state’s former chief medical examiner who testified in Derek Chauvin’s defense.
In a statement Friday, Frosh (D) said his office would be “consulting experts, examining similar audits in other jurisdictions, and doing a preliminary review of [the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner] data and protocols.”
The statement called on those who have been “affected by the focus of the audit or members of the public with interest or expertise” to submit comments or materials to the Office of the Attorney General….
Fowler could not be immediately reached on Friday but said earlier he formed his opinion in collaboration with 13 other experts. He previously defended his work in a statement to The Washington Post: “I stand behind the outstanding work that all of our dedicated staff at the Maryland State Medical Examiner’s Office performed during my tenure as the Chief ME.”
The Maryland A.G. Statement reads, in full:
“My office, in consultation with Governor Hogan’s Chief Legal Counsel, has begun working to
develop the process and timeline for the audit of in-custody death determinations made by the
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) during the tenure of Dr. David Fowler. We are
committed to overseeing a professional and independent audit that adheres to the highest
standards of impartiality and integrity. We will be consulting experts, examining similar audits
in other jurisdictions, and doing a preliminary review of OCME data and protocols. Our intent
is to appoint a panel of independent subject matter experts to perform the audit, and at the
conclusion of the review, to release a public report on its findings.
“As we continue this process, we are also interested in receiving input from communities
affected by the focus of the audit or members of the public with interest or expertise in the work
of the OCME. We invite anyone who would like to provide comments or materials to send them
by June 7, 2021 to the Office of the Attorney General at [email protected], or to 200
St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202.”
It’s not hard to understand what is happening. Maryland officials and the professional forensic participants in the targeting of Fowler, are seeking both retribution against Fowler, and making it difficult if not impossible for the three other officers awaiting trial to hire expert witnesses. Chauvin had two experts who testified — one (Barry Brodd) had his house targeted and the other (Dr. David Fowler) his professional license attacked.
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