Family-commissioned autopsy shows George Floyd died from ‘asphyxiation from sustained pressure’, not underlying health conditions that DA official report claimed.

  • The independent autopsy’s findings come after the Hennepin County Medical Examiner found “no physical findings” to “support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation”.
  • Fox News contributor and forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden was one of two doctors hired by the Floyd family to conduct an independent review after prosecutors said a preliminary finding from the official autopsy concluded 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.
  • Baden traveled to Minneapolis over the weekend to conduct his review, alongside forensic pathologist Dr. Allecia Wilson.
  • Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in total and two minutes and 53 seconds after Floyd was unresponsive.