George Floyd: Preliminary Autopsy Shows No Sign of Asphyxia, Strangulation

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A fired Minneapolis police officer is now facing charges in the death of George Floyd, CNN reports.

This has followed an outrage that has spilled into the streets across America with protesters demanding the other officers involved face charges.

Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for more than 8 minutes is now faced with a charge of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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The documents of the charge now show Floyd was unresponsive for nearly three of those minutes.

The big question many americans have been asking: With disturbing videos of what happened to floyd out there, why did it take so long to file charges?

“I thought that it was a little slow. i’m not a lawyer but i thought that if anybody else would have done that and caught it on tape, they would have been held immediately,” said Jeff Hayden, Minnesota state senator.

The prosecutor says they’ve never charged a case that quickly.

Mike Freeman, Hennepin County attorney said “We can only charge a case when we have sufficient dismissible evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. As of right now, we have that.”

New video shows at least three officers kneeling on Floyd.

“I’m not going to speculate today on the other officers. They are under investigation. I anticipate charges,” Freeman said.

Now, a preliminary autopsy report is showing “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.” But, “the combined effects of Mr. Floyd being arrested by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.”

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