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Thursday, June 4, 2020

George Floyd Had Coronavirus And Died After Cardiac Arrest, Police Report Claims


An autopsy report has been released confirming George Floyd died from a cardiac arrest which was complicated by "law enforcement subdual."

The report, released by Hennepin County also adds George, 46, tested positive for coronavirus.

It says he died of "cardiopulmonary arrest complicated by law enforcement subdual" which means which the cardiac arrest made the cop's restraint more lethal.

The final diagnosis says: "46-year-old man who became unresponsive while being restrained by law enforcement officers; he received emergency medical care in the field and subsequently in the Hennepin HealthCare (HHC) EmergencyDepartment, but could not be resuscitated."

This comes after an autopsy ordered by the family of George Floyd found he was killed by depriving the body of oxygen that was caused by “neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain”.


Lawyer Ben Crump and co-counsel Antonio Romanucci, who represented the Floyd family, announced the findings of the autopsy on Monday afternoon.

The family’s legal team hired Dr Michael Baden and Dr Allecia Wilson to carry out the independent autopsy following George’s death last week.


Pathologists said the ongoing pressure applied to George’s neck by officer Derek Chauvin stopped blood flow to his brain.

According to the independent report, the weight that was put onto George’s back also hampered his ability to breathe.

It was also ruled that the death was mechanical asphyxia and was similar in manner of a homicide.


Crump said: “George died because he needed a breath. I implore all of us to take a breath for justice, to take a breath for peace, to take a breath for our country and to take a breath for George.”

George Floyd was killed after being pinned to the ground by his neck, as four officers tried to arrest him.

His death has sparked protests across the world as unrest grows about alleged police brutality against black people.

[ By Daily Star ]

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