George Floyd death was homicide — official autopsy
June 2, 2020
Unarmed African-American George Floyd suffered a cardiac arrest whilst being restrained by police, an official report has found. The findings contradict an earlier ruling that he had died from existing health problems.
The Hennepin County medical examiner on Monday declared the manner of George Floyd's death to be a "homicide."
The declaration comes after the family of George Floyd received an autopsy report showing that he died of suffocation. The finding contrasts an official ruling that he had died from pre-existing heart problems.
"Independent medical examiners who conducted an autopsy of Floyd on Sunday determined that asphyxiation from sustained pressure was the cause of death," said Ben Crump, a lawyer for the family.