Court filings: Medical examiner thought George Floyd had ‘fatal level’ of fentanyl in system

Court filings: Medical examiner thought George Floyd had ‘fatal level’ of fentanyl in system
George Floyd (L), Derek Chauvin (R). Via ABC 5 Minneapolis

[Ed. – Another memorandum reads, ‘The autopsy revealed no physical evidence suggesting that Mr. Floyd died of asphyxiation.’]

New exhibits filed in the case against the four former Minneapolis Police Officers accused of murdering George Floyd suggest the Hennepin County Medical Examiner thought George Floyd’s fentanyl levels were at a potentially “fatal level”, but his and other medical examiner’s findings showed he died of a combination of factors.

Six pieces of evidence were filed in the case Tuesday one day after former officer Tou Thao’s attorneys requested the release of the full autopsy reports from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner and the private medical examiners hired by George Floyd’s family.

The Armed Forces Medical Examiner filed a memorandum agreeing with the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s final conclusion that Floyd’s death was a homicide, saying, “His death was caused by the police subdual and restraint in the setting of severe hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and methamphetamine and fentanyl intoxication.”

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