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Asphyxiation not the cause of
George Floyd's death: Autopsy

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Posted By: Ribicon, 5/29/2020 7:11:56 PM

George Floyd died Monday from a combination of preexisting health conditions exacerbated by being held down by Minneapolis officers, not from strangulation or asphyxiation, based on the medical examiner’s initial report. Preliminary findings from a Tuesday autopsy conducted by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner found “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation,” according to the criminal complaint filed Friday against former officer Derek Michael Chauvin. “Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease,” said the complaint from the Hennepin County Attorney. “The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by police,

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Give or take potential intoxicants, they say. What if he didn't resist arrest?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Italiano 5/29/2020 7:13:08 PM (No. 425750)
Covid-19. I knew it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: ThreeBadCats3 5/29/2020 7:31:46 PM (No. 425764)
So apparently he would have dropped dead anyway, even without that policeman kneeling on his neck. Please. Not all of us are stupid. Essentially everyone that reaches the age of thirty has some underlying atherosclerosis or something. We still live to an average of seventy five.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Johann 5/29/2020 7:42:28 PM (No. 425771)
This is a damn stupid report. Many people have hypertension and diabetes. They just don't die because of these medical problems. George Floyd died because of the cruelty of the police officer. Period.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 5/29/2020 7:43:07 PM (No. 425773)
Could the officer have cutoff the blood flow to the brain considering how he had his knee on the side of the neck? Wait and see. Some people shouldn't ever get into altercations.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog 5/29/2020 7:52:13 PM (No. 425777)
This is one reason why it is so hard to prosecute police officers. There is often a long list of issues surrounding the deceased that the defense attorney can bring up to cast doubt on an intent to murder. Health issues, bad habits, previous health episodes, etc... will all be dragged out into the open.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: LadyHen 5/29/2020 7:54:35 PM (No. 425779)
The family have retained a 3rd party examiner to do an independent autopsy.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/29/2020 8:04:57 PM (No. 425787)
let me guess. COVID got him first by a nose
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bobn.t 5/29/2020 8:10:57 PM (No. 425792)
Here comes the fix.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bobn.t 5/29/2020 8:13:13 PM (No. 425794)
Nonsense. Still doesnt state the cause if death.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: RuckusTom 5/29/2020 8:18:45 PM (No. 425797)
Sorry, the cop murdered him.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bobn.t 5/29/2020 8:23:51 PM (No. 425802)
And the cause was .... Heart stoppage Aneurism Blood clot Kidney failure Drug overdose Bled out Electrocution Cop induced trauma
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Alecto2 5/29/2020 8:28:28 PM (No. 425803)
Are we sure it wasn't suicide?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: worried 5/29/2020 8:44:07 PM (No. 425813)
It wouldn't matter if the guy jumped in front of a cruiser chasing a car. All he was is an excuse to riot and loot for most of those "protesters". The fact that there was a cop involved was all it took. And what did those in Ohio and Colorado do to rate protests and rioting? Just an opportunity to commit mayhem; most any reason would do.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: watashiyo 5/29/2020 8:56:28 PM (No. 425819)
There are other less dramatic and subtle methods of incapacitating a big guy like Floyd. Unfortunately, this officer took it to the next level with a deadly result. As far as Floyd is concerned, if he was working as a Community Organizer, he would still be alive.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: fayebeck 5/29/2020 10:26:54 PM (No. 425867)
The deceased didn't die from the gunshot. He had high blood pressure and other health problems. Thepassengers did not die because of the plane crash. They all had pre-existing health issues. Great for all the scum lawyers.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 5/29/2020 10:33:00 PM (No. 425871)
Well, the cop on his neck probably didn't help.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Jennie C. 5/29/2020 10:42:00 PM (No. 425880)
I don't care. What the autopsy did show is that the cop exacerbated the pre-existing condition. #1, you're being silly.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: anniebc 5/29/2020 11:14:11 PM (No. 425897)
I'm sure people must realize that the cop's knee pressing on the back of this man's neck didn't do anything to PREVENT his death. The man was clearly in distress, he said so, yet the cop did not release his knee.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 5/30/2020 2:49:39 AM (No. 425992)
Ben Crump lies again. Let this play out in court. Baltimore had all the officers acquitted. Zimmerman was acquitted. This is not even close to what we were told it was. And the video to me never looked like he had any affect on his airway, which is in the front, and not being compressed at all in the video. And now the autopsy proves it.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: franq 5/30/2020 8:24:17 AM (No. 426159)
Didn't they have tasers? Again, this report is just CYA for Klobuchar. Something smells of orchestration. Especially when you look at the instant outbreak of nationwide riots and destruction.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: franq 5/30/2020 8:25:56 AM (No. 426161)
Carotid artery, #19.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: DVC 5/30/2020 11:50:13 AM (No. 426485)
#21, check out your anatomy class again. Two carotid arteries, on eon each side of the neck and the angles were such that the pressure was on the BACK of the neck and shoulder muscles, all very strong muscles, with the spinal bones there, too, protecting the airway and arteries to the front and front sides. From that angle he could not put pressure on the right carotid, POSSIBLY the left carotid could be compressed against the pavement. Again, listen to what the pathologist says. In any case - the autopsy shows that it was due to intoxicants and pre-existing heart conditions, combined with the stress of being restrained. I spent some time at dinner last night discussing it with a retired cop/FBI friend. He says that anyone who has not actually fought with a drugged/drunk person on adrenaline just cannot grasp how incredibly difficult it is to cuff a guy who is going to fight hard. He has seen smaller men take four guys two or three minutes of HARD effort to just get cuffs on them, all the officers pretty scuffed up in the event, too. This guy was very big, and on drugs and/or alcohol.
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