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.”

  • Published 1 June 2020

[template id="252700"] [template id="245201"] 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 neck for several minutes and ignored his cries of distress, the family’s attorneys said Monday. The autopsy by a doctor who also examined Eric Garner’s body found the compression cut off blood to Floyd’s brain, and weight on his… Read at AP News