Ben Crump, the attorney for George Floyd’s family, said the independent autopsy released today shows the other police officers involved were also directly responsible for Floyd’s death — not just former officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with third degree murder.
The autopsy: Independent medical examiners hired by Floyd’s family said today that the cause of death was asphyxiation due to compression of the neck.
The examiner added that “compression of the back” from other officers who knelt against Floyd’s back also interfered with Floyd’s breathing.
“Hopefully, (Minnesota) Attorney General Keith Ellison will now consider that as he looks at the other officers,” Crump told CNN tonight. “The ambulance was the hearse for George Floyd … because he was dead at the scene.”
“The George Floyd autopsy resulted that he literally was starving for air. He needed a breath. So the Floyd family and I am asking everybody in America: let’s take a breath for justice. Let’s take a breath for peace. Let’s take a breath to heal our country. And let’s take a breath for George.”
SOURCE – CNN NEWS