GEORGE FLOYD DIED FROM ‘ASPHYXIATION FROM SUSTAINED PRESSURE’

The attorney for George Floyd’s family, Benjamin Crump, said Monday that an independent autopsy “determined that asphyxiation from sustained pressure  was the cause” of Floyd’s death in an incident that has sparked tense protests and violence across the nation.

Dr. Michael Baden and Dr. Allecia Wilson performed the autopsy and said there was “neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain,” according to Crump’s statement. They added that “weight on the back, handcuffs and positioning were contributory factors because they impaired the ability of Mr. Floyd’s diaphragm to function.”

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