Independent autopsy of George Floyd conflicts with official report
By: Norman Dotson Jr./BNC Digital Media Producer
Minneapolis (BNC)– An independent autopsy ordered by George Floyd’s family found conflicting causes of death from the official autopsy done by the city.
The “official” autopsy included effects of being restrained coupled with “underlying health issues and potential intoxicants” in Floyd system but didn’t have enough evidence to support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation. In contrast, the independent autopsy commissioned by Floyd’s family found that he died from asphyxiation due to neck and back compression.
Floyd’s death which was recorded by several witnesses shows officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck for roughly ten minutes ignoring his pleas that he couldn’t breathe even after he became unresponsive.
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 back made it hard to breathe.
Recently, protests sprung up around the country in a solid demand for justice and police reform in several major cities, many of which were peaceful. In Atlanta, protest organizers could be seen policing the crowd themselves to keep rally-goers and law enforcement from antagonizing one another in a powerful show of wanting peace and separating passionate protesters from outside looters looking to cause panic.
Recently Chauvin has been charged with murder for the death of Floyd, the other three officers have not had any charges brought against them as of yet.
This is an ongoing story.