Selava Omar – Xeber24.net – “Agencies”
American media sources reported that the results of the autopsy of “George Floyd”, an African American, whose death during the detention of the Minneapolis police last week, caused protests throughout the country, that he was infected with the newly emerging corona virus.
According to the results of the full autopsy, which came in 20 pages, Floyd had no symptoms of Covid-19 disease caused by the Coruna virus when he died in late May.
Two doctors who independently performed an autopsy on Floyd’s body said that the cause of death was “mechanical suffocation”, which means that physical force interfered and prevented oxygen from entering, and that his death was a homicide caused by suffocation.
Dr. Michael Baden, one of two doctors who explained the body at the request of the Floyd family, said at a press conference in Minneapolis, last Tuesday, that Floyd was not suffering from any underlying medical problem that contributed to his death.
Baden added that Floyd’s death was due to the pressure of the police officer’s knee on his neck and back.
It is noteworthy that, before Wednesday, prosecutors in the United States filed new criminal charges against police officers in the city of Minneapolis, accusing them of causing the death of “Floyd”.