George Floyd’s family ordered for a private autopsy which has now is being reported the cause of death was indeed homicide due to “asphyxiation from sustained pressure”.
As seen on footage former officer Derek Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes, while other officers kneeling on his back. The result is clearly homicide, after the family ordered an independent autopsy to be conducted by the world’s best medical examiners.
According to attorneys for the family the findings in the autopsy indicate compression to Floyd’s neck and back led to a lack of blood flow to the brain.
These findings differ from those of the Hennepin County medical examiner who stated “no physical findings” to “support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation”.
“There is no other health issue that could cause or contribute to the death,” said Dr. Michael Baden, One of the examiners hired by Floyd’s family. “Police have this false impression that if you can talk, you can breathe. That’s not true.”