Autopsy Reveals George Floyd Tested Positive For Covid-19
There has been a widespread outcry around the world after the killing of George Floyd. Many governors have declared a state of emergency as protesters joined in solidarity with the Black Lives Matters movement.
We are now learning that the autopsy report for George Floyd revealed that he previously tested positive for Covid-19, according to reports. Chief Medical Examiner Andrew Baker stated that George Floyd had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 3, but appeared asymptomatic. The report also noted George Floyd’s lungs appeared healthy but he had some narrowing of arteries in the heart.
Though Floyd tested positive for the virus, Covid-19 did not contribute to his death. A medical examiner classified Floyd’s death as a homicide, saying,
“His heart stopped as police restrained him and compressed his neck.”
“Decedent experienced a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by law enforcement officer(s),” the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office said in a news release. Cause of death was listed as “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint and neck compression.”
The unjust death of George Floyd on May 29, has sparked a global outrage with people of all nationalities participating in protests, riots and looting around the world.
Former officer, Derek Chauvin, was the first to be arrested and charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter after a widely seen video captures him kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for over a 8 1/2 minutes. His charges have since been upgraded to 2nd degree murder.
On June 3, the remaining three officers were arrested and charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder.
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