George Floyd Autopsy Finds No Evidence Of 'Traumatic Asphyxia or Strangulation'

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
May. 29, 2020

George Floyd's autopsy "revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation" and said the combined effects of Floyd "being restrained by police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death."

From The Washington Times:
George Floyd died Monday from a combination of preexisting health conditions exacerbated by being held down by Minneapolis officers, not from strangulation or asphyxiation, based on the medical examiner's initial report.

Preliminary findings from a Tuesday autopsy conducted by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner found "no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation," according to the criminal complaint filed Friday against former officer Derek Michael Chauvin.

"Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease," said the complaint from the Hennepin County Attorney. "The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death."

[...] "Police are trained that this type of restraint with a subject in a prone position is inherently dangerous," the complaint said.
Full complaint:



Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman hinted at this yesterday:


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