Family autopsy shows Floyd died of asphyxia due to neck and back compression

AmNews Staff Reports | 6/2/2020, 6:22 a.m.
The family of George Floyd says an independent autopsy has found that he died of asphyxiation from sustained pressure on ...
Former officer Derek Chauvin places his knee on George Floyd's neck Darnella Frazier/Facebook

The family of George Floyd says an independent autopsy has found that he died of asphyxiation from sustained pressure on his back and neck.

The autopsy by a doctor who also examined Eric Garner’s body found the compression cut off blood to Floyd’s brain, and weight on his back made it hard to breathe.

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