Nearly two years before George Floyd was nailed under the knee of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Anton Black was in his The door of his home in Greensboro, Maryland was nailed to the ground by the police.
On September 15, 2018, a body camera lens captured the 19-year-old struggling under the weight of multiple officers, breathing hard and crying for his mother.
Black’s mother watched her son die in front of her. He held his breath and shouted “I love you”
Dr. David Fowler was the chief medical examiner in Maryland for nearly two decades. He declared Blake’s death an accident. He is now an expert witness for Chauvin’s defense and is expected to testify on Floyd’s death last year.
Forensic pathologists resigned from the Medical Examiner’s Office in Maryland in 2019 and are one of several parties sued by black families for unlawful deaths and violations of civil rights. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in December last year, Fowler “discovered and covered up the police’s responsibility for the death of Anton Black.”