Another Expert Says Lack of Oxygen, Not Drugs, Killed Floyd

The testimony of Dr. Lindsey Thomas bolstered the findings of other prosecution experts.

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In this image from video, Dr. Lindsey Thomas, a forensic pathologist, now retired, testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides Friday, April 9, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool)
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another medical expert Friday blamed George Floyd’s death on the way police held him down, as an attorney for former Officer Derek Chauvin pressed the witness with hypothetical questions and other means to suggest that Floyd’s drug use or heart disease killed him. The testimony of Dr. Lindsey Thomas, a forensic pathologist who retired in 2017 from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office in Minneapolis, bolstered the findings of other prosecution experts…

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