Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves the death of George Floyd and the autopsy and the arrest of the officer charged in the death of George Floyd.
An independent autopsy commissioned by George Floyd’s family determined the cause of his death was “asphyxiation from sustained pressure,” attorneys for the family announced Monday, findings that differ from the preliminary results of the Hennepin County medical examiner.
Derek Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis police officer who used his knee to pin George Floyd’s neck to the ground, will have his first court appearance on June 8, according to Hennepin County District Court filings.
Chauvin, who is white, faces charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Floyd, a black man whom he pinned to the pavement for nearly nine minutes, including for three minutes after Floyd lost consciousness.
A preliminary report from the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office found that “the combined effects” of the police’s actions, underlying health conditions and potential drugs or alcohol in Floyd’s system “likely contributed” to his death.