This article was sent to me by my good friend and great attorney, Steve Hampton. He is one of too few attorneys with the guts and the talent to sue D O C personell, and he represents many in their case concerning the beat downs by guards and the subsequent medical neglect.
I have written much about this prison revolt. See related articles under “prison abuse”. Although I did not encounter Floyd when I was in, I met many abusive C Os. His murder was not the answer, but it sure did not surprise me!
Excerpts from the Article:
The audio, video, photographs and documents contained here represent the bulk of what jurors saw over the course of three weeks-long trials for the murder of Lt. Steven Floyd during the Feb. 1, 2017, uprising at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.
Throughout the course of the trials, The News Journal asked the courts to make public the evidence so that the public can review the sights and sounds of C Building on what Gov. John Carney has described as the state prisons’ “darkest day.”
For more than a year, the courts held that the material would not be made public beyond the courtroom where cameras and audio recorders are banned. But eventually, the courts agreed to release the materials months after the state abandoned criminal prosecutions for the uprising.
The material presented is most of the evidence exhibits presented at trial. Some exhibits that were shown to the jury but not entered into evidence remain closed in a vault at the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington. The court also withheld exhibits depicting injuries to the officers held hostage that day. The News Journal has chosen not to publish some crime scene images depicting Floyd.
The exhibits are categorized by topic as they were presented to The News Journal and are divided by media type.