Private Autopsy of George Floyd Reveals Death Was Caused by Asphyxia

Private Autopsy of George Floyd Reveals Death Was Caused by Asphyxia

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Private Autopsy of George Floyd Reveals Death Was Caused by Asphyxia

The legal team representing George Floyd’s family announced the findings from an independent autopsy, saying he died of asphyxia and loss of blood flow.

“Number 1, the knee to the neck and the knees to his back both contributed to him not being able to get breath. And what those officers did there, that we see on the video, is the cause of his death, not some underlying unknown health condition. His cause of death, medically, was mechanical asphyxiation. The legal determination is homicide. That is it in a nutshell: The officers killed him based on a knee to his neck for almost nine minutes and two knees on his back compressing his lungs.” “So it’s important that in the legal world we describe this very simply. It’s called a ‘but for’ event — just those two words. But for the sustained pressure on his neck and on his back, George Floyd would be alive. That’s the simple premise here. And that choke and that pressure, which we knew — we know is an illegal maneuver, turned into deadly force.”

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