Saturday, May 30, 2020

Police Report of Probable Cause on Floyd Arrest (He Died of Natural Causes Plus Drugs)

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 2:27:00 P.M. EDT

By Hannah C. | May 30, 2020 07:46 A.M. EDT(SCIENCETIMES)

The whole world witnessed the death of George Floyd on Monday when a viral video showed a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on Floyd's neck for almost 9 minutes [sic]. No pulse was found after. An autopsy by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner found "no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation.'

Derek Michael Chauvin, the officer in the video, was fired and is being charged with third-degree murder - 'perpetrating eminently dangerous act and evincing depraved mind', reads the complaint. Chauvin is also being charged with second-degree manslaughter - culpable negligence creating unreasonable risk.

The statement of probable cause explains what happened before the arrest. Someone called 911 to report a man paying with a counterfeit $20 bill. The store personnel pointed the police to the man's parked car around the corner.

Officers Thomas Lane and J.A. Keung, equipped with body-worn cameras (BWCs), approached the vehicle where Floyd, along with one male adult and one female adult, were inside. Floyd was asked to step out of the vehicle and initially resisted being handcuffed.

Eventually, after being compliant, Floyd was assisted towards their squad car. He was asked if he was on anything and was told that he's being arrested for passing counterfeit money.

Heading to the squad car, 'Floyd stiffened up, fell to the ground and told the officers he was claustrophobic.' Officer Chauvin arrived with his partner as the officers continued to try and bring Floyd into the squad car. Floyd kept intentionally falling, reads the report while saying he would not get in the car and refused to stand still as well.

'I Can't Breathe'
While Floyd stood outside of the car, he began repeating that he couldn't breathe. After being assisted in the car, the Chauvin took him out of the vehicle, and Floyd went on the ground face down still handcuffed. It was at this time that Chauvin placed his left knee on Floyd's neck. Floyd was repeatedly saying 'I can't breathe; mama; please.'

Kueng held his back while Lane held his legs and none of the officers altered their position. The officers had an exchange: 'You are talking fine' one said to Floyd. Lane asked Chauvin 'should we roll him on his side?' The defendant replied 'no, staying put where we got him.'

Lane expressed that he was worried about excited delirium or another effect this position could do to Floyd. Chauvin said back, 'that's why we have him on his stomach.' Two minutes before the video ended, Floyd stopped moving. Kueng checked for a pulse and 'couldn't find one.'

Underlying Health Issues
An ambulance arrived and brought Floyd to Hennepin County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner (ME) conducted the autopsy saying that asphyxia was not the cause of death. Floyd had underlying health issues including hypertensive heart disease and coronary artery disease.

Both diseases combined with being restrained by the police, plus any potential intoxicants may have contributed to his death.The full ME's report is still pending.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

(FOXNEWS)The family of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died shortly after he was arrested by police officers on suspicion of passing a counterfeit $20 bill, has retained prominent forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden to perform an independent autopsy.

Baden, a former New York City chief medical examiner, confirmed to Fox News Friday that the Floyd family had asked him to perform the autopsy and said he would travel to Minneapolis Saturday. Baden added that he would discuss his findings early next week.

Earlier Friday, former police officer Derek Chauvin, 44, was was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the case, which sparked protests across the United States and riots in Minneapolis. A criminal complaint against Chauvin states that he kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes, 46 seconds, including nearly three minutes after Floyd stopped moving and talking.

Police had arrested Floyd and were trying to put him in a squad car when he stiffened up and fell to the ground, saying he was claustrophobic, according to the complaint.

An official autopsy revealed nothing to support strangulation as the cause of death, concluding that the combined effects of being restrained, potential intoxicants in Floyd’s system and his underlying health issues, including heart disease, likely contributed to his death.

Attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing Floyd's family, said Friday that talk of a heart condition or asthma was irrelevant because Floyd was walking and breathing before his contact with police.

GRA:That's not what Floyd said to police.There must be body cam video of Floyd falling to the ground a few times,saying,"I can't breathe"--before he was held down by knee.
You have to wonder what Crump will pay Baden to cook up a murder rap for Chauvin.