The family of a woman killed on January 6th, allegedly by police, has been denied her full autopsy report by the DC Medical Examiner’s office and The Department of Justice.
The Government of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department also denied the family of Rosanne Boyland the video footage they have showing her death after her father filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain it.
See the family’s heartbreaking request and denial here: Freedom of Information Act Request and Denial
Thanks to our investigative reporting, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) grilled attorney general Merrick Garland about Boyland’s death and the video we exposed that shows her being beaten and possibly killed by a DC Police Officer on Capitol Steps. Gohmert asked Attorney General Merrick Garland if a determination was ever made to the DC Metro Police Officer who struck Rosanne Boyland repeatedly in the head with a rod before she died. Garland then proceeded to lie to the nation in front of the House Judiciary Committee and say “he believed there was an investigation.” That is false. The Boyland family has since contacted the Department Justice and were told there was no such investigation.
“It is because she was a Trump supporter,” said her sister Lonna Cave. “There is no other explanation as to why they wouldn’t care about the death of an American citizen, potentially by police. Just another dead Trump supporter, who cares? That’s the way I feel they are treating this.”
The Government and Mainstream Media smeared the woman and inaccurately reported that Boyland died of a drug overdose back in January. Since then we have uncovered shocking video and eyewitness testimony that proves Boyland more than likely died as a result of police brutality that day. We demanded an investigation into DC Metropolitan police officer Lila Morris, who was seen beating Boyland with devastating force as she lay unconscious on Capitol steps, as well as an investigation into the death of Boyland. The government has yet to conduct any formal investigation into the matter.
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Cave, the eldest sister in the tight-knit Boyland family of three girls, has finally decided to come out to the media to demand a formal investigation by the government into the death of her younger sister.
“We tried to be nice about it, tried to keep politics out if it,” said Cave. “That got us nowhere. We were afraid to speak out because we were getting death threats, people saying we were a family of terrorists. We were made to feel ashamed. But it has come to a point where we need help.”
According to Cave, she and her parents have been trying for over ten months to obtain information from the government as to what really happened to their daughter that day. They have been met with roadblocks and complete non-transparency on the part of the government.
“We have been denied her full autopsy report with investigative data,” said her mother Cheryl Boyland. “They initially told us we would be able to get it but now they are withholding it from us. They are telling us we have to get an attorney to sue for it. That we can’t have our own daughter’s full autopsy and medical records from that day.”
It wasn’t until only a few months ago that we brought the Boyland family’s attention to the video of their daughter being brutally beaten by police at the time of her death. After recovering from the initial shock in seeing this video, the Boylands decided to move forward and push their own family investigation. They attempted to get a second opinion on the autopsy that the Government first conducted, and were surprised when they were told they could not obtain a copy of their daughter’s full autopsy report, including pictures and detailed medical records.
*Please see the video below of Boyland being beaten by a DC Metro Police Officer with a stick.
“We always knew 100 percent Rosanne did not die of a drug overdose, she was completely clean,” said her father Bret Boyland. “She ran a sobriety meeting for her friends just the night before on January 5th before she left for Washington DC.”
The medical examiner originally told the Boyland family that Rosanne more than likely succumbed to a fentanyl overdose. This made no sense too and broke the heart of the Boyland family, who were very close to Rosanne and were positive she was not using fentanyl. It took them over four months to get the final toxicology reports from the DC Medical Examiner, which showed no fentanyl in Boyland’s blood. Rather, the only thing in her system was her regular prescription medications she had taken for years. Those prescriptions were Adderall (used for Attention Deficit Disorder), a light antidepressant and an average amount of caffeine. The Medical examiner then made the decision to dub Boyland’s death as an “amphetamine overdose”, capitalizing on the fact that the prescription drug Adderall contains amphetamine salts as its main ingredient.
The Boylands also filed a Freedom of Information Act for the bodycam footage of DC Metro Police Officer Lila Morris (who was seen on video brutally beating their unconscious daughter) and the other DC Metro Police that were next to their daughter when she died. Their Freedom of Information Act was denied.
“It is incredible to me that the parents of this poor defenseless woman seen being brutally beaten by police would be denied her full autopsy reports,” said Newsmax host John Tabacco of Citizens Against Political Persecution. “It makes a logical person wonder, what are they trying to hide? Not only about what happened to Ms. Boyland, but also about that day in its entirety.”
Bret Boyland, the father of Rosanne Boyland, has expressed his frustration with the media’s de-humanization of his daughter.
“Rosanne was also my friend, not just my daughter,” said Boyland. “We did a lot of things together- just the two of us. She was my only daughter that loved to fish with me, we liked to dig for crystals & rocks in the quarries together- we only recently visited the “Cradle of Diamonds State Park” in Arkansas. We would just pitch a rugged tent and enjoy the outdoors. I miss her so much.”
Rosanne lived with her parents in their home in Georgia for the past eight years, accompanying them on many road trips in the family RV.
“We got lucky, we got to spend a lot of time with her,” said Boyland. “We would take a few trips a year and see the country in the RV. One of the last trips we went on we stopped in Roswell, New Mexico- the alien Capital of world- at Rosanne’s request. She was so excited. Rosanne loved aliens and ghosts, that sort of thing. We visited haunted houses, she was a lot of fun. She loved her family, and we love her… and still trying to make sense of our life without her in it.”
Boyland recalls the first time he cooked spaghetti after his daughter’s death. “She loved my special sauce,” he confided. “My sauce is not from a jar, I use my special spices. It was Rosanne’s favorite. When I made it for the first time after she was gone, I think my heart just broke smelling it, tasting it. It still does, every time.”
Boyland also tells a story of the time Rosanne came home with secret recipes from her favorite local Italian restaurant that closed down- The Italian Kitchen. “It was one of the most exciting days for her,” he recalled. “She ran in the house, so excited she obtained these recipes, ready to start in on cooking and testing them out. She loved those recipes.”
“She is not a terrorist, she is not an insurrectionist,” said her sister Lonna. “Rosanne was a beautiful person with a heart of gold, that would take the shirt off her back for you. We miss her tremendously every single day and we want to do right by her. We won’t let history remember her inaccurately- I don’t want my daughters growing up learning about this event in school and thinking that their Aunt RoRo was a terrible person like the media has painted her.”
“My sister jumped through hoops to be able to vote for Donald Trump,” said Cave. “It meant so much to her to be able to vote for the first time. She had to make sure her probation was cleared and all her records were straightened out. I can only imagine how it felt to someone like her who fought so hard to get a chance to vote, and then feeling like the election was stolen. Of course I understand why she went there. I wish she didn’t or she would be alive, but I understand.”
“It is no secret that she had been in trouble for past drug use, but she was sober for 7 years and she was a drug counselor,” said Cave. “She helped so many people in their addiction recovery. That is her legacy. She fought so hard for her sobriety, and I will not let history rewrite the truth. Please anyone that can help us- if you have video of the incident please send it to Citizens Against Political Persecution and call on your senators and representatives to ask “The January 6th Commission” to open an investigation into the death of my sister Rosanne.”
The Boyland family is crowdsourcing to help with the funds needed to get an attorney to help them obtain their daughters medical records, full autopsy reports, and body camera footage of the police officers present at the time of her death. This includes the body cam footage of Officer Lila Morris, the police woman from DC Metro Police seen pummeling Boyland repeatedly with a stick as she lay unconscious. It is possible that these blows caused her death.
“It isn’t fair that we have to scour thought thousands of hours of video looking for answers,” said her sister Cave. “It hurts so bad to watch video of my sister being beaten and laying unconscious. I am hoping a real investigation happens so we can take a break from this. I am also asking the government to release any footage of my sister to us before they leak it accidentally to the media like they did earlier this year.”
Cave is referring to a DOJ leak of Capitol footage from January 6th to the media. It included a clip that was re-aired on MSNBC, where host Mika Brzezinski used the clip to illustrate the “violent Trump supporters” attacking police. The footage she commentated actually showed the opposite- police attacking Boyland as Trump supporters tried to save her. This was lost on Mika and neither she nor her completely unobservant co-host Morning Joe noticed the brutal beating, or they surely would not have aired it. *See their embarrassing video below. It was not until The People’s January 6th Commission’s Gary McBride noticed it and brought it to this reporter’s attention that the truth finally started to emerge.
“All these videos show is that the January 6th men in prison right now were the only ones helping her,” said Cave. “The police did nothing to help her like the news portrayed.“
*See video below of Trump Supporters attempted to save Boyland as they begged police for help and are tear gassed. Police finally drag her off by one foot in a disgusting and irresponsible manner into the Capitol, and she is never seen alive again.
“We want to know what happened to her,” said her mother Cheryl. “There is a big lapse in video they are releasing. There is not footage of her before she goes down and is beaten by the police officer, and then again there is a lapse after the police drag her unconscious body away by the foot like she wasn’t even a human. What did they do to her once they dragged her inside the Capitol? Where did they take her? There it an hour and 15 minute time span she is unaccounted for. Did they even try to help her? It doesn’t add up. I watched the January 6th Committee hearing and it seems the officers lied under oath.”
Please see a copy of the email letter below that Cheryl Boyland sent to DC Metro Police further detailing the alarming discrepancies in the sworn testimonies of Capitol Police Officers Harry Dunn and Aquilino Gonell.
Since you are responsible for the investigation into Rosanne’s death, perhaps you could check into some concerns. We are very upset about the release of videos showing her death, but also some other things.
While my last email was about a Metro PD officer (identified by the media as Lila Morris), many concerns revolve around actions of the Capitol Police.
One of our biggest questions remains — What happened to Rosanne in the hands of the police?
Although multiple headlines say things like the last article I sent:
“New January 6 body cam videos show police trying to help a trampled Trump supporter being brutally beaten with flagpoles and batons by mob”
there are no videos that show any officer trying to help her.
In fact many videos show the rioters trying to protect her from the female officer with the stick. The protesters have to move her away to administer CPR because the police refused to help.
My next paragraph describes the beginning of the 4th video here (the one with the Warning statement):
Once they (the protesters) realize that CPR is not working, they return her to the police line, but, again they are refused help. In fact, the police spray them all with tear gas (or whatever they are using) as they’re trying to give Rosanne to them. One man re-starts CPR because the police ignore them as they scream “She’s dying!”.
It is not until after 4:30 that the police start to drag Rosanne by one foot into the building. These actions by the police appear to make several of the rioters get violent again.
Our concerns continue after Rosanne is taken inside the Capitol. During the video of the January 6th Commission hearings, we find that she has been taken to several places inside before the EMTs arrive 75 minutes later (although it was only 24 minutes after that she was declared dead at the hospital).
At 39:39 Capitol Police Officer Aquilino Gonell (after swearing “to tell the truth, the whole truth, and but the truth”) states:
“It was not until 4:26 P.M. after giving CPR to one of the rioters who breached the Capitol in an effort to save her life that I finally had a chance to let my own family know I was alive.”
It wasn’t until 4:31 P.M. that any officer tried to help Rosanne, so how is it possible that 4:26 was after giving her CPR?
Further testimony is also disturbing. We would like an explanation of exactly what happened inside.
At 1:28:25 Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn states:
“In the crypt I encountered Sergeant Gonnell who was giving assistance to an unconscious woman who had been in a crowd of rioters on the west side of the Capitol. I helped to carry her to the area of the House Majority Leader’s office where she was administered CPR.”
Thank you for your help,
The Boyland family has yet to receive a response to their letter above. They are suspicious that the Capitol police did not try to help Rosanne at all, since no video has been released with any police officer helping their daughter. If it existed the DOJ surely would have released it as part of their quest to paint the Capitol police officers as “heroes”. They also have not heard back from their local political representatives they had reached out to, including Republican US Representative Barry Loudermilk (who represents their district in Georgia).
“These blatant errors under oath is a testament to the credibility, or rather non-existent credibility, of Nancy Pelosi’s phony January 6th Committee,” said Tina Ryan of Citizens Against Political Persecution. “At best they are inaccurate and irresponsible. At worst the officers are knowingly lying under oath. If these politicians have a single iota of respect they would open an immediate and transparent investigation into the death of Roseann Boyland.”
According to Cheryl Boyland, the police told her the only way an investigation would be opened regarding the death of her daughter was if Nancy Pelosi’s January 6th Committee agreed to start one.
“We need to help these folks crowdsource for proper attorneys, simply because the government will not release any of this information or video willingly,” said Ryan of Citizens Against Political Persecution. “It does not go with their narrative. Their false narrative is that Trump supporters were insurrectionists- but the truth is emerging that police attacked, provoked and killed Trump supporters. The truth that is emerging around the case of Boyland is that she was a peaceful protester that was beaten viciously by police who more than likely killed her. Trump supporters were the only ones trying to help her, not police. Many of those supporters now languish in jail in solitary confinement, stripped of their voices. An innocent family is left with no answers as to the death of their daughter. That is the real story the Government is trying to hide so they can continue to capitalize on the unfortunate events of that day- now at the large expense of an average America family.”
“My sister Rosanne loved Donald Trump because he wasn’t a perfect person,” said Cave. “Neither was she. She saw hope in that. Redemption. That doesn’t mean she deserves what happened to her. She was not a terrible terrorist that “deserved to die.” I pray that we can get answers so that those responsible are held accountable and my family can have closure we want so badly. We want to clear my sister’s name- she did not die of a drug overdose at the Capitol. We want history to account for who she really was- Rosanne was a peaceful protester who was caught in the crosshairs of a political war. Something horrific happened to her. We want the truth to come out and justice for Rosanne.”
“I tried to stop her from going,” said Cheryl Boyland as she recalled one of the last things her daughter said to her before she left for Washington DC on January 6th:
“Mom, if anything happens to me in Washington DC, at least it was for something I believed in.”
Please help this family find the answers they are looking for and in doing so continue to expose the corrupt government that will not give her family answers. Her family asks that you call your reps and Rep. Louie Gohmert to encourage him to continue demanding an investigation. We at The Gateway Pundit ask that you share this story everywhere so America knows Rosanne Boyland’s name and the possible government cover-up of her death.
See the family’s crowdsourcing page HERE.
Cara Castronuova is a co-Founder of C.A.P.P. (Citizens Against Political Persecution and The People’s January 6th Commission. She is an Activist, Investigative Journalist, 2-Time Boxing Champion, Celebrity Fitness Trainer and Television Personality. You can watch her on Newsmax at 10PM EST every Saturday night on “Wiseguys”. You can follow her on Instagram & Twitter @CaraCastronuova. She is currently banned on Fakebook & suing them for defamation of character. You can contact her via the C.A.P.P. website at www.CitizensAPP.us or www.caracastronuova.com if you have any tips or would like to volunteer.