George Floyd’s death “homicide” because of the “pressure on the neck” by the police, and was addicted to fentanyl, a powerful opiate, said Monday the medical examiner official in charge of his autopsy.
This African-American 46-year-old has made a “stop heart and lung” because of his detention by the security forces, detailed the county medical examiner of Hennepin in a press release.
In its report, it lists ” other important parameters are: arteriosclerosis and high blood pressure; poisoning fentanyl; recent use of amphetamines. “
So far, the medical examiner, the official assured not to have ” physical evidence supporting a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation “.
“The combined effect of the arrest and the detention of Mr. Floyd by the police, his medical history and the potential presence of psychoactive substances in his body, have probably contributed to her death “, he said, in a preliminary report.
The final results were made public just after that, lawyers for the family had presented the results of an autopsy conducted by experts “the independent” that they had mandated.
These doctors ” have concluded that the death had resulted from asphyxia by prolonged pressure “, said attorney Ben Crump at a press conference.
George Floyd, the police suspected him of having wanted to sell a fake ticket of $ 20, died during his arrest at Minneapolis, in the north of the United States, a week ago.
According to a video of the drama, which has since toured the world, an agent kept him tackled to the ground, kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
This police officer Derek Chauvin, 44, has been fired, arrested and charged with ” manslaughter “. But his three colleagues present at the time of the facts are not currently the subject of any prosecution.
The tragedy has outraged all of America. From New York to Los Angeles, from Philadelphia to Seattle, tens or even hundreds of thousands of Americans show for a week against police brutality, racism and social inequality.
These acts of violence have sometimes degenerated into riots, leading several cities to mobilize the national Guard and impose a curfew.