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The authorities’ preliminary examination “did not reveal physical evidence supporting the diagnosis of traumatic suffocation or strangulation”
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The preliminary official autopsy that was performed the body of George Floyd, killed in police custody in Minneapolis This week, “he did not reveal physical evidence to support the diagnosis of traumatic suffocation or strangulation.”
The preliminary report of the forensic examination reviewed by national media indicates, in addition, that the death of the African American submitted by the white officer Derek Chauvin it would be the result of “the combined effect of Floyd being held by the Police, underlying health conditions, and the presence of potential toxic substances in his system …”.
The report details that “Floyd was 46 when he died. He had previous medical conditions, including coronary artery disease and high blood pressure. “
Floyd died after Chauvin submitted him by pressing him with his knee to the neck next to a patrol, as can be seen in one of the videos of the intervention that have been circulating on social networks since the beginning of the week. Three other police officers participated in the fatal intervention.
The results of the Floyd corpse examination are included in the criminal complaint of the Hennepin County District Attorney’s Office, who filed charges of third-degree murder and reckless manslaughter against the officer this Friday.
The complaint also details that the victim was unconscious for almost three minutes before the agent removed his knee from the neck.
In the video of the attack, Floyd is heard repeatedly saying that he cannot breathe, as well as witnesses who ask the police to stop putting pressure on the detainee.
The document also indicates that this type of submission by police officers with a subject “in a face down position is inherently dangerous.”