George Floyd’s autopsy “revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation” as race riots continue across the US.
The report noted that the combined effects of Floyd “being restrained by police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death”.
The Washington Timesreported that Floyd died on Monday from preexisting health conditions exacerbated by drug use while being held down by Minneapolis officers, and not from strangulation or asphyxiation as is being alleged by rioters.
Based on the medical examiner’s initial report from a Tuesday preliminary autopsy conducted by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner there were “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation”.
A criminal complaint was filed against former officer Derek Michael Chauvin who had arrested Floyd.
“Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease,”…
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