EXPLAINER: ‘Contributing’ Factors in Floyd Death Key to Case

Doctors charged with determining the cause of an individual's death try to learn all they can about the person's life, medical experts testified at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial.

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This image from video shows the certificate of death of George Floyd that was entered into evidence, as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over court Firday, 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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CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors charged with determining the cause of an individual’s death try to learn all they can about the person’s life, medical experts testified Friday at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. The results of an autopsy, lab tests and conversations with medical providers and others who knew the person are boiled down to a few entries on a death certificate, including the cause and manner of death. But the document also provides…

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