Family Autopsy: George Floyd Asphyxiated by Sustained Pressure

The family’s autopsy differs from the official autopsy as described in a criminal complaint against Derek Chauvin, which found nothing “to support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”

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Rumors are surging in the wake of George Floyd’s death and resulting protests against police violence and racial injustice in the United States. Stay informed. Read our special coverage, contribute to support our mission, and submit any tips or claims you see here. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An autopsy commissioned for George Floyd’s family found that he died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression when a Minneapolis police officer held his knee on Floyd’s…

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