The city of Minneapolis coroner is now claiming that George Floyd was infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) when he was murdered by police. This should be taken with a grain of salt as this is the same coroner who said there were no proof that Floyd died from asphyxiation, a claim that was later disputed by an independent autopsy ordered by the family.
There are no words yet on whether Floyd’s family will order their own independent test to see if Floyd really was infected with the virus. This could actually be a ploy by the Minneapolis corrupted system to cover for the cops who murdered Floyd. Although COVID-19 was not listed as a cause of death, this report is now giving the police officers additional tools to use in their defense once the case reaches court or some plea agreement.
The official cause of death, according to the full 20-page report made public on Wednesday by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office, was cardiopulmonary arrest while Floyd was being restrained by police taking him into custody on May 25.
The coroner ruled the manner of death to be a homicide. Four police officers since fired from their jobs for their role in the incident, which was captured on a bystander’s cellphone video, are being held on criminal charges, one of them accused of murder.
The video showed that officer using his knee to press Floyd’s neck into the street for nearly nine minutes while the 46-year-old victim gasped for air and repeatedly groaned, “please, I can’t breathe.” Floyd was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later.
The video immediately went viral on the internet, igniting nine days of nationwide protest and civil strife. Demonstrators have also taken to the streets overseas, from Germany to New Zealand.
The autopsy, in listing cardiopulmonary arrest as the cause of Floyd’s death, also cited “complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint and neck compression.”