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Independent Autopsy Contradicts Medical Examiner, Finds George Floyd’s Death ‘Was Homicide Caused By Asphyxia’

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An independent autopsy into the death of George Floyd was released by his family on Monday and it showed that he was in fact killed by asphyxia after having his neck compressed by Derek Chauvin.

According to USA TODAY’s Nicquel Terry Ellis, the report concludes Floyd’s death was “homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain.”

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner had initially claimed that there was no evidence asphyxia was the direct cause of death and said. The examination had concluded that “The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.”

According to the autopsy, that is not the case.