Tucker Carlson may be gone from Fox News, but he is not forgotten. He continues to uncover lies and coverups, revealing them in his podcast, Tucker Carlson Tonight. And his most recent bombshell will upend the “open and shut” case of George Floyd and the subsequent arrest of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd died in police custody after being arrested for using a counterfeit $20 bill. A video of a police officer kneeling on his neck as Floyd said, “I can’t breathe,” went viral. Protestors immediately launched brutally violent “protests,” rioting, looting, assaulting, and even killing innocents throughout the rest of the summer.
On May 29, Derek Chauvin, the officer involved in the incident, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. He was found guilty in 2021 and sentenced to 21 years in federal prison. Additionally, the city of Minneapolis approved a $27 million settlement for Floyd’s family.
Floyd’s family ordered an independent autopsy, whose findings of “homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain” perfectly fit the narrative the media wanted to push.
But a Hennepin County autopsy report, released later that day, confirmed that Floyd died of a combination of causes, including “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.”
According to Sweasy’s deposition, Baker called her after performing the autopsy and informed her there were no medical findings to prove the death was from asphyxia or strangulation. His findings proved there was no physical evidence of asphyxiation, including a lack of “petechiae, damage to his airways or thyroid, brain bleeding, bone injuries, or internal bruising.”
Within a day, Baker expressed his concerns to Sweasy over the lack of physical proof that Floyd’s death was a homicide. Sweasy noted, “He said to me, ‘Amy, what happens when the actual evidence doesn’t match up with the public narrative that everyone’s already decided on?’ And then he said, ‘This is the kind of case that ends careers.’”
Three days after the autopsy, the state filed charges against Chauvin. In that complaint, the state acknowledged that the examination of the body revealed no evidence of asphyxia or strangulation. Without this proof, the state could not push forward its charge of 2nd-degree murder.
To lend credence to the charges, Black political activist and former Washington D.C. chief medical Dr. Roger Mitchell was asked to “weigh in” on the autopsy report. Mitchell contacted Baker to inquire about the findings. Baker again explained that he didn’t believe neck compression was a factor and didn’t find petechiae. Mitchell downplayed the importance of petechiae, which are small red spots that appear on the skin due to pressure build-up and ruptured blood vessels that occur during strangulation.
Mitchell cautioned Baker that he didn’t want to be the one who “tells everyone they didn’t see what they saw,” referencing the released videos of Chauvin’s restraint of Floyd. He goes on to warn Baker, “You don’t want to be the smartest in the room and be wrong.” Mitchell also told Baker that neck compression needed to be included in the cause of death and suggested Baker cover his bases by reporting Floyd’s cause of death as “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.”
Patrick Lofton, a colleague of Sweasy, said that there was extreme pressure on prosecutors to make Chauvin’s murder charges stick because of the violent rioting surrounding the case. He acknowledged that his belief in the innocence of all the officers involved in Floyd’s death led to his withdrawal from the case. In a letter, Lofton said he was leaving the case because “I have to sleep at night.”
Veteran emergency physician John Dunn confirms that Chauvin didn’t kill Floyd. According to Dunn, Floyd had coronary artery disease and an enlarged heart from high blood pressure. Dunn goes on to note that Floyd’s use of methamphetamine heightened the risk of irregular heartbeats, and his agitation and resistance during the arrest increased the likelihood of sudden cardiac arrest. Dunn notes that “two years of mayhem and destruction were ignited because of medical lies.”
Baker had not watched any videos prior to his examination of Floyd to avoid a potentially biased examination. But the video itself confirmed what Baker believed. After watching the video, he told prosecutors that Chauvin’s knee placement on Floyd’s neck would not have caused suffocation.
As the evidence continues to emerge, Chauvin remains incarcerated, an innocent man manipulated to fit a narrative. In a world where all lives are valued, Chauvin might have his freedom. However, he has become an unwilling martyr to the progressive agenda.