Black American George Floyd Dies.Daddy and Grandma Rest in peace. Daughter Cries in Pain

Black American George Floyd Dies.Daddy and Grandma Rest in peace. Daughter Cries in Pain

Stories Trending

George Floyd died of asphyxia, private post-mortem finds

George Floyd, the African-American man whose death has sparked civil unrest, died from asphyxia (lack of oxygen), a private post-mortem examination found.

Black American George Floyd Dies.Daddy and Grandma Rest in peace. Daughter Cries in Pain

He died due to compression on his neck and back by Minneapolis police officers, medical examiners hired by the Floyd family said.

The findings differ from an official preliminary examination carried out by the county medical examiner.

It did not find evidence of “traumatic asphyxia or strangulation”.

The official examination also said underlying health conditions played a role in Mr Floyd’s death.

But the two doctors hired by the Floyd family found the death was a homicide, a statement from its legal team said.

“The cause of death in my opinion is asphyxia, due to compression to the neck – which can interfere with oxygen going to the brain – and compression to the back, which interferes with breathing,” Dr Michael Baden, a former New York City medical examiner and one of the pair, said at a news conference.

Media caption’This is pain right here’ – Washington DC protests turn violent

A video showing a white police officer continuing to kneel on George Floyd’s neck even after he pleaded he could not breathe sparked outrage when it emerged a week ago.

It has led to six consecutive days of protests around the United States and a level of civil unrest not seen this widely across the country in decades.

Benjamin Crump, a lawyer for the Floyd family, told Monday’s news conference: “Beyond doubt he would be alive today if not for the pressure applied to his neck by officer Derek Chauvin and the strain on his body by two other officers.”

He added: “The ambulance was his hearse.”

READ  Russian man locks his head in a cage to quit smoking

Dr Baden said there was “no other health issue that could cause or contribute to the death”.

A woman and children put flowers at a makeshift memorial honoring George Floyd, at the spot where he was taken into custody, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Image captionA memorial has sprung up in Minneapolis at the spot where George Floyd was arrested by police

The findings contradict those of a preliminary post-mortem examination that was included in the criminal complaint against Mr Chauvin, who has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

The medical examiner noted in that report that Mr Floyd had underlying heart conditions and said the combination of these, “potential intoxicants in his system” and being restrained by the officers “likely contributed to his death”.

The full official death examination is yet to be released by the office of the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. It says it is awaiting more results from laboratory studies.

A woman holds a sign reading "Rest in peace George Floyd" outside the US consulate in Barcelona
Image captionThere have been protests in several European cities, including this one in Barcelona

The Floyd family and their lawyers say the charge against Mr Chauvin should be increased to first-degree murder. They say the private post-mortem examination proves two other officers filmed kneeling on his back also contributed to his death.

What’s the latest on protests?

More than 75 cities have seen protests over what happened to George Floyd, with streets only days ago deserted because of coronavirus full of demonstrators marching shoulder to shoulder.

The case has reignited deep-seated anger over police killings of black Americans and racism. It follows the high-profile cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York and others that have driven the Black Lives Matter movement.

On Sunday, mostly peaceful demonstrations once again gave way to violence in many cities, with clashes erupting between police and protesters.

Police cars were burned, buildings were torched and shops looted in several places. Dozens of cities imposed curfews but they were defied.

Protesters lie on the ground with their hands behind their backs
Image captionProtesters staged a “die-in” in New York City’s Times Square on Monday

On Monday, President Trump told state governors they had been “weak” and had to get “much tougher”, and utilise troops from the National Guard, thousands of whom have already been activated in two dozen states.

READ  "John Bolton is a shameless backstabber and a traitor", Rudy Giuliani

“You’ve got to arrest people, you have to track people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years and you’ll never see this stuff again,” Mr Trump said in a video conference call, according to US media.

There have been scenes of violence in Washington DC in recent nights, including near the White House.

Demonstrators lit fire to buildings including a historic church known as the church of the presidents overnight on Sunday.

Many videos shared on social media from across the US appeared to show riot police responding disproportionately to demonstrators. Dozens of attacks targeting journalists have been reported.

Media captionA tanker has been driven at protesters in Minneapolis

The curfew in Washington DC has been extended for another two nights and will start at 19:00 on Monday. A curfew starting at 23:00 had been in effect on Sunday.

New York City is also imposing a citywide curfew on Monday from 23:00 until 05:00 on Tuesday.

“The violence and the looting has been bad for the city, the state and this entire national movement, undermining and distracting from this righteous cause,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Related posts:

Bushiri to die in December FAILED Prophecy by Java
MY RELIGIOUS LIFE IS DIFFERENT FROM MY SOCIAL LIFE SO DON’T MIX THINGS UP, SAID FEMALE EVANGELIST AFTER BEING CAUGHT FOR...
South African Pastor Arrested As Miracle Money Turns Back Into Pieces Of Papers
Help! My husband says he must have s * x with our daughter before she gets married – Woman Cries Out
CHINA MOURNS AS THE DOCTOR WHO UNCOVERED CORONAVIRUS DIES OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTION
Pics: Pastor Shaves The Armpit Of A Female Member In Church (Christians React)
Prophet Passion Java accused of the assassination attempt on Prophet Bushiri - Major 1
THE MAN WITH SEVEN THOUSAND PRIVATE CARS
South African Gym masturbator caught in the act, banned for life
The killing and persecution of Christians in Nigeria must stop – Trump (video)
Restaurant In New York Gets Government Approval To Sell Human Flesh As Meat
Erica Bbnaija Pregnancy Test Results: Kidd Waya reacts
100-level Uniben student raped and murdered inside a church (Graphic photos)
She is cursed: Clan elders from Kakamega want mother to eliminate new born triplets
Erica To Kiddywaya: I Regret Having Anything With You
22 MOST INTERESTING MUGABE WISDOM TO ACTIVATE YOUR BRAIN
Evidence showing prophet Bushiri impregnated Zimbabwe minister's wife
Nancy Pelosi silences applause after Trump impeachment vote
25TH DECEMBER WAS THE CELEBRATION OF THE PAGAN ROMAN SUN GOD (SATURN THE GOD OF AGRICULTURE)
[VIDEO & PICTURES] Woman Marries Her Dog Live on This Morning TV Show
MAN DIVORCES WIFE ON HONEYMOON AFTER SEEING HER FIRST TIME WITHOUT MAKE-UP
‘My Husband’s Manhood Is Too BIG, I Can’t Stand It’- Married Woman Cries
Man weds two wives at the same time
VIDEO: Nigerian pastor uses ancestral powers to perform miracles, says it's the power of God
Video: Nairobi University Student Caught Having 5e.x With Lecturer’s Wife
The Feminization of Black Men is Soft Genocide in Action
[VIDEO] Nigerian pastor vomiting 'miracle money' during church service
Pastor Bathes In Church, Asks Church Members To Drink His Bath Water And They Did (VIDEO)
"I always go to Heaven and talk to Jesus, he is very young and beautiful"- Prophet Elvis Mbonye narrates
Chinese-Made Condoms Too Small, Zimbabwe’s Health Minister Complains
PASTOR TOUCHES AND SUCKS LADIES’ BREAST IN CHURCH FOR DELIVERANCE “BREAST AND HONEY HARVEST MINISTRY” (VIDEO)
VIDEO: Malawian Prophet Declares Himself God And His Christians Worshiped Him

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *