“The combined effects of being blocked by the police, his previous illnesses (coronary artery disease and hypertension, ed.) And some potential intoxicating substance in his body probably contributed to his death,” says the medical report.
George Floyd’s family disputes the outcome of the autopsy conducted on humans, which excludes death by asphyxiation or strangulation, and requests that a second, independent examination be conducted. The family of the African American who died Monday night after a police officer kept his knee on his throat for nine minutes, all taken in a video, turned to the medical examiner Michael Baden to conduct a second autopsy. “The family does not trust anything that comes from the Minneapolis police department – said lawyer Ben Crump – We have already seen the truth”.
Meanwhile, the home of Derek Chauvin, the white policeman arrested for the death of George Floyd, has been vandalized. In the suburb of Oakdale, outside Minneapolis, protesters found themselves in front of the house showing signs to passing cars and shouting Floyd’s name. Chauvin was arrested on charges of pre-intentional murder and third-degree murder: he faces a maximum sentence of 25 years. Hennen County prosecutor Mike Freeman called it “the quickest indictment in an investigation against a police officer.”