Lawyers for the family of George Floyd say an independent autopsy finds, but for the actions of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Floyd would still be alive. Attorney Ben Crump says, “The knee to the neck and the knees to his back both contributed to him not being able to get breath. And what those officers did, there that we see on the video, is the cause of his death — not some underlying, unknown health condition.”
The autopsy directly challenges preliminary results of an earlier examination by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. Attorneys for the Floyd family say the officers knew or should have known their actions could cause Floyd’s death. Crump says the family of George Floyd wants first-degree murder charges against ex-officer Chauvin, and criminal charges against the other officers involved in his death.