What did the autopsy results reveal?
The attorney for George Floyd’s family, Benjamin Crump, said an independent autopsy “determined that asphyxiation from sustained pressure was the cause” of Mr Floyd’s death.
The autopsy performed by Dr Michael Baden and Dr Allecia Wilson said “neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain” according to Mr Crump’s statement.
Furthermore, the doctors found the “weight on the back, handcuffs and positioning were contributory factors because they impaired the ability of Mr. Floyd’s diaphragm to function.”
An official autopsy released last week indicated that the combined effects of being restrained, potential intoxicants in Mr Floyd’s system and his underlying health issues, including heart disease, probably contributed to his death.
Toxicology results can take weeks.