The autopsy done on George Floyd revealed that he didn’t die of asphyxiation although a private autopsy will be done in New York.
George Floyd’s death at the hands of police has led to mass protests throughout the United States and specifically, in Minneapolis, Minnesota where the killing took place. Floyd’s death was caught on camera and in the video, you can see officer Derek Chauvin keeping a knee on his neck while he struggles to breathe. Eventually, Floyd died but Chauvin kept his knee on his neck for absolutely no reason. Since then, Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
Today, results from Floyd’s autopsy were made public and people are skeptical, to say the least. In the report, it states that “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.” The autopsy notes that Chauvin’s knee contributed to Floyd’s death although the alleged official cause was “his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system [that] likely contributed to his death.”
Read the complaint charging Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin with 3rd degree murder of George Floyd.
“The autopsy revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.” So how is Chauvin going to be found responsible for Floyd’s death? pic.twitter.com/Y6wvfrHgMK
— Ⓜ𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚊 Ⓜ𝚎𝚍𝚟𝚒𝚗 (@MarinaMedvin) May 29, 2020
Floyd’s family is appalled by the report and has already hired a private medical examiner in the form of Dr. Michael Baden to do an independent autopsy. It is being reported that Dr. Baden will have results for the public as of next week.
Meanwhile, social media’s reaction to the report was quite strong as many were skeptical of the findings. Floyd was pinned down for 8 minutes and 46 seconds so it’s hard to believe that he died from anything other than strangulation.
Check out some of the reactions, below.
I hate it when I asphyxiate someone for 8 minutes and 46 seconds and they coincidentally die of heart disease. pic.twitter.com/fc7IeEkNOI
— Tom Ley (@ToLey88) May 29, 2020
Who the hell did George Floyd's autopsy? Trump himself? Let's get another one.
— CHRISS, PERIOD (@theloveofchriss) May 29, 2020
Most medical examiner's offices have quite buddy/buddy relationships with the police departments.
They can make those reports say whatever they need them to, and we just saw in the #GeorgeFloyd case.
No proper autopsy mentions "potential intoxicants".
— Ms. Imani Is #MaskedUp (@ImaniKushan) May 29, 2020