Buckle up, America. All the emotional energy of the Floyd case is going to be kicked up a notch.
The knee on the neck didn’t just ‘contribute’ to the cause of Floyd’s death, according to the new report. It was the direct cause of George Floyd’s death.
If the second autopsy findings supersede the original one, we will now have a good chance of seeing those Murder III charges getting upgraded to a more serious charge.
The attorney for George Floyd’s family, Benjamin Crump, said Monday that an independent autopsy “determined that asphyxiation from sustained pressure was the cause” of Floyd’s death in an incident that has sparked tense protests and violence across the nation.
Dr. Michael Baden and Dr. Allecia Wilson performed the autopsy and said there was “neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain,” according to Crump’s statement. They added that “weight on the back, handcuffs and positioning were contributory factors because they impaired the ability of Mr. Floyd’s diaphragm to function.”
…An official autopsy released last week indicated that the combined effects of being restrained, potential intoxicants in Floyd’s system and his underlying health issues, including heart disease, probably contributed to his death. Toxicology results can take weeks.
Floyd was taken into custody under the suspicion of trying to use a forged $20 bill.
The criminal complaint noted that the medical examiner’s report was preliminary but that the autopsy “revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.” —USAToday
This follow-up autopsy was done by Dr. Michael Baden the same pathologist who famously did the second autopsy of Epstein.