Independent autopsy finds George Floyd's death a homicide due to 'asphyxiation from sustained pressure'

An independent autopsy found that George Floyd's death was a homicide and the unarmed black man died of 'asphyxiation from sustained pressure'

6/1/2020 11:50:00 PM

An independent autopsy found that George Floyd's death was a homicide and the unarmed black man died of 'asphyxiation from sustained pressure'

An independent autopsy found that George Floyd's death was a homicide and the unarmed black man died of 'asphyxiation from sustained pressure'

endIndex:(CNN) - An independent autopsy found that George Floyd's death was a homicide and the unarmed black man died of"asphyxiation from sustained pressure."The autopsy says compression to Floyd's neck and back led to a lack of blood flow to his brain.

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Floyd was essentially"dead on the scene" in Minneapolis on May 25, said Ben Crump, attorney for the Floyd family. Multiple videos of Floyd's death show former police officer Derek Chauvin's knee on Floyd's neck, along with other officers kneeling on his back.

Chauvin had his knee on Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in total and two minutes and 53 seconds after Floyd was unresponsive, according to a criminal complaint released by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office."The ambulance was his hearse," Crump told reporters Monday."George died because he needed a breath. He needed a breath of air."

"There is no other health issue that could cause or contribute to the death," said Dr. Michael Baden, one of the independent medical examiners."Police have this false impression that if you can talk, you can breathe. That's not true."

CNN reached out to Hennepin County officials after the press conference for comment.A homicide is the death of a person caused by another person. It includes murder and manslaughter.Chauvin is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Crump said he should be charged with first-degree murder.

The independent autopsy's findings come after the Hennepin County Medical Examiner found"no physical findings" to"support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation," according to the criminal complaint.Preliminary autopsy results cited in the complaint said combined effects of being restrained, any 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's cause and manner of death remain pending and is being investigated by local, state and federal law enforcement, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said in a statement. Read more: CNN Philippines »

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