The medical examiner who performed the autopsy on George Floyd told jurors while heart disease and drugs played a role, it was the interaction with police that caused Floyd's death. @jamieyuccas has more on the Derek Chauvin murder trial from Minneapolis.
George Floyd “died from a low level of oxygen and this caused damage to his brain,” renowned pulmonologist Dr. Martin Tobin told jurors Thursday in the murder trial of ex-officer Derek Chauvin. Dr. Tobin compared Floyd’s suffering to having a lung removed. @jamieyuccas reports
George Floyd's "cause of death is a low level of oxygen that caused brain damage and caused the heart to stop," Dr. Martin Tobin, a renowned expert on pulmonology, tells jurors in the murder trial of ex-officer Derek Chauvin.
Dr. Martin Tobin, a pulmonary specialist who works in critical care, testified Thursday that George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen, bolstering the prosecution's argument that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin caused Floyd's death last May.
Dr. Martin Tobin, a renowned medical expert, testified today that George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen — bolstering the prosecution's argument that former police officer Derek Chauvin caused Floyd's death last May.
An LAPD use-of-force expert testifying at Derek Chauvin's trial said "no force" should have been used once #GeorgeFloyd was pinned on the ground: "[He] was not actively resisting." He said Chauvin's weight may have caused "positional asphyxia, which could cause death."
Derek Chauvin's charges for the killing of #GeorgeFloyd : ▪️ 2nd-deg murder (40yrs): caused unintentional death while intentionally inflicting harm ▪️ 3rd-deg murder (25yrs): acted without "regard to human life " ▪️ 2nd-deg manslaughter (10yrs): created unreasonable risk of death