George Floyd death was homicide, says medical examiner’s report – ABC News

The report was released this morning by the Hennepin County medical examiner, which has jurisdiction over the US city.

Mr Floyd died after being pinned down by a police officer, who knelt on his neck, on May 25.

The updated report from the examiner states that Mr Floyd died from a loss
of blood flow due to compression on his neck while being restrained by
Minneapolis police.

Under “other significant
conditions” it said Mr Floyd suffered from heart disease and hypertension, and listed fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use.

Earlier, the lawyers for Mr Floyd’s family released the findings of a separate autopsy which determined Mr Floyd died of “asphyxia from sustained pressure” on his neck and back.

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