Floyd was "non-responsive" for nearly 3 minutes before officer took knee off his neck, complaint says

The Political Agitator’s response: I will be damn. Okay underlying health issues. So what in the hell does that have to do with Floyd taking a knee to the neck? Hell that is what we are hearing about the Coronavirus that folk with underlying health conditions are the most vulnerable. So we are told to take precautions by wearing a mask and other in order to attempt to keep from contracting the virus. So what in the hell kind of precautions can we take to keep from getting killed by the police during ignant behavior during a traffic stop, a simple arrest and other? But did Floyd deserve being arrested over $20.00? Hell if I had been an officer I would have taken care of the $20.00 and said don’t do it again. But what happened to Protect and Serve?

The combined effect of George Floyd being restrained by the police, along with his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system, “likely contributed to his death,” according to the criminal complaint for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.

Floyd had underlying health conditions, including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease, the complaint said, citing a preliminary autopsy conducted by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in total, and 2 minutes and 53 seconds after Floyd was unresponsive, the complaint said.

The complaint noted that police are trained that this type of restraint with a subject in a “prone position is inherently dangerous.”

Floyd’s autopsy also found “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.” (Read more)

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