George Floyd’s Autopsy: Fentanyl & Meth ‘Overdosing Contributed To His Own Death’
Is America ready to hear the truth about George Floyd’s Death? Fact is what sparked the flame that ignited American protesters and riots and began a series of events that has caused division, and destruction across America, might not have been what everyone thought, and turning back the clock is not an option.
For months now Black Lives Matter protesters have been on the streets disrupting day to day life in major cities. All these protests started with the death of George Floyd who died under the knee of a police officer.
These protesters went out on the streets with minimal understanding of the Floyd case except a video of him being strangled, and a slogan ‘I can’t breathe’.
Floyds autopsy has finally been made public with the official statement saying he had lethal amounts of fentanyl in him.
The attorney for one of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd is alleging that his client Thomas Lane should be cleared because Floyd overdosed on fentanyl while resisting arrest.
In Monday’s filing, Earl Gray said the disappearance of a white spot on Floyd’s tongue in the body camera video looks like “2 milligrams of fentanyl, a lethal dose.”
“All he had to do is sit in the police car, like every other defendant who is initially arrested. While attempting to avoid his arrest, all by himself, Mr. Floyd overdosed on Fentanyl,” the court documents read.
“Given his intoxication level, breathing would have been difficult at best. Mr. Floyd’s intentional failure to obey commands, coupled with his overdosing, contributed to his own death.” The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s autopsy report said toxicology testing found fentanyl and methamphetamine in Floyd’s system.
Now to be perfectly clear, George Floyd’s death is a tragedy. The situation should have been dealt with differently, and race could have had a cause for the way the police officers reacted to his attempt of avoiding arrest.
However, fentanyl and meth are two lethal drugs that alter the state of mind, and the protocols for arresting someone under the influence usually involve a physical act similar to pinning one to the floor.
The medical examiner ruled the manner of death still as homicide, possibly from political pressure.
Derek Chauvin, the officer seen in the video with his knee on Floyd’s neck, faces charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao each face charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
All four were fired from the Minneapolis Police Department after Floyd’s death.
The big question is how movements like BLM will respond to these new developments. It can go two ways, either they realize their mistakes and find other more productive ways to promote racial equality to its fullest, or they can keep ignoring the facts and let the rioting and destruction of America continue on. The choice is really up to them.
The next hearing in the case is scheduled for Sept. 11.