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George Floyd's Cause of Death Revealed in Independent Autopsy

On Monday afternoon, an independent autopsy ordered by George's family found his passing was "caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain."

2020-06-01T21:38:00Z

Courtesy : AS English - Diario AS

The whole world is currently mourning, furious, and protesting the sheer racism and injustice that occurred with George Floyd. The man, as we know, was brutalized till he passed away and died ultimately.

On Monday afternoon, an independent autopsy ordered by George's family found his passing was "caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain." 

"The independent examiners found that weight on the back, handcuffs, and positioning were contributory factors because they impaired the ability of Mr. Floyd's diaphragm to function," the report released to E! News from George's family attorney stated. "From all the evidence, the doctors said it now appears Mr. Floyd died at the scene." 

The news comes a week after a video showed a white police officer pinning George to the ground next to the back tire of his patrol car with his knee on the man's neck. 

Officer Derek Chauvin, who has been identified as the man who knelt on George's neck, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday. He was among four officers fired last week for their involvement in George's detainment.

The FBI and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension continue to investigate the incident that originally started because George had been handcuffed for allegedly passing a phony $20 bill at the corner store.

Since the incident went viral, protests have been held around the world as millions of people stand in solidarity with the black lives matter movement.

From Los Angeles and New York to London and Dublin, protestors have organized peaceful protests to honor George.

Members of George's family including his younger brother Terrence Floyd also traveled to the scene where he passed away.

After participating in a prayer vigil today alongside Terrence, George's family attorney released a statement. 

"Not only do all of the officers responsible for the death of George Floyd need to be jailed but in addition officers who assault innocent victims all over our country must be held criminally accountable," Sanford Rubenstein shared with E! News. 

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