In breaking news, a new independent autopsy carried out on George Floyd has found that that the unarmed Black man died from “asphyxiation from sustained pressure.”
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Ben Crump, an attorney for the family of the deceased, revealed the findings moments ago.
As widely reported, Floyd lost his life after Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin (who has since been arrested) knelt on his neck for 8 minutes and 53 seconds.
The findings of the fresh autopsy directly contest the comments made by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, whose preliminary report claimed there was “no physical findings” to “support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”
Instead, the initial ruling touted combined effects of being restrained, potential intoxicants in Floyd’s system and his underlying health issues, including heart disease, as catalysts for his death.
Today’s announcement makes clear that representatives for Floyd have evidence to fiercely refute this.