The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office has revealed a 20-page autopsy report of George Floyd.
On May 25, 2020, 46-year-old black man, George Floyd, suspected of passing a counterfeit $20 bill, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck until he lost his breathe.
The report came after the Coroner’s office released summary findings which affirmed that Floyd had a heart attack while being restrained by the officers. The unfortunate incidence that led to Floyd’s death has now been classified as homicide.
However, with the permission of his family, the autopsy report released showed Floyd tested positive for Coronavirus in April.
According to reports by TMZ, the Coroner said;
“Positivity for 2019-nCoV can persist for weeks after the onset and resolution of clinical disease, the autopsy result most likely reflects asymptomatic but persistent PCR positivity from previous infection.”
Literally, this meant the deceased was likely harboring the virus without issues or any active symptoms; which reflects an asymptomatic case. freely and
Final report from Hennepin on Wednesday, however, indicates Floyd had “no injuries of anterior muscles of neck or laryngeal structures.”
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison on Wednesday June 3, upgraded charges against Chauvin to 2nd-degree murder and also charged the three other officers on the scene with aiding and abetting.
Floyd family attorney, Ben Crump had earlier decried the official autopsy as described in the original complaint against Chauvin, for ruling out asphyxia. An autopsy commissioned by the Floyd family concluded that he died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression.