ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said Friday that they will review in-custody death reports from former Chief Medical Examiner Dr. David Fowler, just days after Fowler testified that former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin did not kill George Floyd.
“We agree that it is appropriate for independent experts to review reports issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) regarding deaths in custody. We are already in conversations with the Governor’s Office about the need for such a review, and have offered to coordinate it,” a statement from his office said Friday.READ MORE: Under Cross Examination, Defense’s Medical Expert Agrees Floyd Needed ‘Immediate Emergency Attention’ For Cardiac Arrest
It would review all cases from 2003 to 2019 which fall under Fowler’s time.
They said they have taken steps to “wall off” those in their office who are representing the OCME and its current and former employees, including Dr. Fowler, from those who might be involved in any review of the reports.READ MORE: Dr. David Fowler, Former Maryland Chief Medical Examiner, Called To Stand For Defense In Derek Chauvin Murder Trial
Fowler was a key witness in Chauvin’s defense, the ex-Minneapolis police officer who was convicted in the murder and manslaughter of George Floyd.
He testified that Floyd’s cause of death was “undetermined” rather than homicide.