Dr. Smock testifies that CPR should have started on George Floyd much sooner than it did but especially when the officers said they could not find a pulse on him.
Dr. Smock testifies he did not see evidence on the autopsy that Floyd died of a heart attack. He says there is no evidence that Floyd died of a fatal arrhythmia (because those are sudden deaths), no evidence that he died of either a meth or fentanyl overdose.
Like Dr. Tobin, Dr. Smock points the jurors to Floyd's right hand pushing against the tire. Says this is "very important" because it shows what Floyd is doing to try and breathe. He says Floyd is trying to get his right side of his chest off the sidewalk so he can breathe.
“Mr. Floyd died from positional asphyxia, which is a fancy way of saying he died because he had no oxygen left in his body,” says Dr. Bill Smock, a police surgeon and emergency medicine physician with specialized training in forensic medicine