The death of George Floyd sparked the ongoing riots and violent anti-police protests that have spread across the nation and around the world. Readers of these pages may recall that The American Spectator has courageously published my three articles (“Who Killed George Floyd?,” “The George Floyd Fall Guys,” and “Minnesota v. Derek Chauvin et al.: The Prosecution’s Dirty Little Secret”) regarding the true facts and circumstances of Mr. Floyd’s death and the shameful prosecution of the Minneapolis police officers who have been charged with killing him.
Those articles drew the attention of filmmaker Fleming B. (“Tex”) Fuller, who has produced, directed, and written a number of outstanding documentaries. Here’s a link to Tex’s body of work on the IMDb website.
Tex contacted me and asked if I would agree to be interviewed as part of a documentary he was making about Mr. Floyd’s death. This and other interviews combined with a review of video evidence would comprise the film. I agreed, and a few days later Tex appeared at my front door with a camera and sound crew. The interview took a day, after which I waved goodbye to Tex and his merry band and awaited word on the progress of the project.
Then things took a surprising turn. Tex had decided to change the format. There would be no more interviews. Instead, the documentary would focus on the video taken at the scene by civilian witnesses, the body cameras worn by the police, and a surveillance camera at the location of the police interaction with Mr. Floyd. And here’s the surprise: I would narrate the documentary and analyze the video evidence and the results of Mr. Floyd’s autopsy and toxicology results.
So that’s how last month I came to be in a studio in Manhattan being wrung out dry as I blew one take after another in my first and definitely last effort at narrating a movie.
After a mountain of editing and production work by Tex and his team, the documentary, titled Who Killed George Floyd?, has been completed and is being circulated to media outlets and “influencers” for promotion. In the meantime, however, a third party has posted the documentary on YouTube. So far there have been 41,000-plus views, 724 thumbs up, 20 thumbs down, and 175 comments. Although hardly “going viral,” this is a respectable tally. You can access the documentary on YouTube by clicking on this link.
Moreover, in case the Google grandees who run YouTube decide to deplatform the documentary, Tex has set up the Centaur Film Works website, on which you can access the documentary by clicking this link.
Who Killed George Floyd? runs 24 minutes, and parts of it are hard to watch. So heed the warning to viewers in the documentary and proceed accordingly.