George Floyd family's lawyer slams local autopsy
Added 06-02-20 10:18:02pm EST - “The attorney for George Floyd's family slammed the local medical examiner's findings that detailed fentanyl in Floyd's system, calling it an attempt to assassinate the man's character. The He?” - Nypost.com
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The attorney for George Floyd’s family slammed the local medical examiner’s findings that detailed fentanyl in Floyd’s system, calling it an attempt to assassinate the man’s character.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday announced it has classified Floyd’s death a homicide, ruling his heart stopped when police compressed his neck in the widely viewed video of Floyd’s arrest. But the office also noted “other significant conditions” in its report, listing heart disease; fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use.
Those findings weren’t listed under the cause of death, but Benjamin Crump, the family lawyer, on Tuesday called the toxicology results a “red herring” and said it was distracting from the fact that the officers kneeling on his neck and lungs caused Floyd’s death.
“It is an attempt to assassinate his character after they assassinated him right then on the video,” Crump said during a news conference Tuesday.
Crump has released a separate, independent autopsy commissioned by Floyd’s family that also ruled his death a homicide — but from asphyxia from both neck and back compression.
NEW: Preliminary findings from independent autopsy of George Floyd’s body, conducted by Dr. Michael Baden and Dr. Allecia Wilson on May 31. pic.twitter.com/XGc3c6M498
— Benjamin Crump, Esq. (@AttorneyCrump) June 2, 2020
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