According to an independent medical examiner, George Floyd was killed by “asphyxia due to neck and back compression.” Floyd died at the scene.
NY Post reports:
“Sustained pressure on the right side of Mr. Floyd’s carotid artery impeded blood flow to the brain, and weight on his back impeded his ability to breathe,” said the report by medical examiners hired by Floyd’s family and obtained by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
“The independent examiners found that weight on the back, handcuffs, and positioning were contributory factors because they impaired Mr. Floyd’s diaphragm to function.
“From all the evidence, the doctors said it now appears Mr. Floyd died at the scene.”
According to the original autopsy, Minnesota officials said Floyd died due to possible “intoxicants and underlying health issues including heart disease.”