An independent autopsy performed by Dr. Michael Baden determined George Floyd died from asphyxia, not pre-existing health conditions.

Related: George Floyd: Family Enlists Dr. Michael Baden To Perform Second Autopsy

Attorney Benjamin Crump announced the findings on Monday (June 1) stating George died from “asphyxia due to the neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain.”

He added, “George died because he needed a breath. He needed a breath of air. For George Floyd, the ambulance was his hearse.”

The initial autopsy performed by the medical examiner suggested George’s pre-existing health conditions were the underlying cause of his death, rather than a police officer with his knee in his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.

That is when the family hired Dr. Baden for a second opinion.

Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

I sincerely hope the charges are upgraded and the additional officers are arrested and charged.

Source: NY Daily News

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