May 25th marked the third year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, so his autopsy results were circulating on social media once again and many learned for the first time that no life-threatening injuries were found.
Former federal and state prosecutor, George Parry, joins Tara McKinney on OAN’s The Tipping Point to discuss, saying:
“I wrote about this issue extensively for The American Spectator. The autopsy report indicates that there were really no signs of any injury or trauma to the neck area. There is nothing in the autopsy report indicating that this was, in effect, a violent death.
“What happened, however was that the Medical Examiner in Hennepin County was contacted by the medical examiner from [New York, Dr Michael Baden?], who basically threatened him and said you don’t want to be the only person in the room saying that this was, in effect, not a violent death.
“And so, the Medical Examiner in Hennepin County then issued a press release saying that the finding – even though it’s not in the report – the finding was a ‘compression of the neck’ that caused asphyxiation, which is utterly baseless. If you look at the video of Derek Chauvin restraining Floyd, his knee is not on Floyd’s neck, it’s on his back and the fact of the matter is the video shows in the lead-up to this, during the arrest, Floyd was shouting that he couldn’t breathe, before he was even on the ground.
“And of course he couldn’t breathe. He was a walking drugstore! He had a boatload of fentanyl and methamphetamine in a system – that was shown by the toxicology report – and in addition to that, he had severe coronary artery disease and a history of hypertension. And the conclusion reached by the defense pathologist, who testified at Chauvin’s trial was he died of cardiac arrhythmia brought on by his coronary artery disease and the fact that he had fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system.
“But all that’s academic now, because Chauvin was convicted. Of course, the trial was essentially, from my standpoint, a legalized lynching, because there is no way Chauvin was going to get a fair trial in Hennepin County. It was a war zone. The courthouse – they had had rioting – and the courthouse was surrounded by concrete barriers and barbed wire in the jury knew full well that if they acquitted Chauvin, the whole city would go up in flames.
“So here we are, the police had been convicted, Chauvin’s been convicted and the issue surrounding what happened in that trial and the the physical findings at autopsy are in conflict, because the physical findings at autopsy clearly indicate that Floyd did not die as a result of what the police did, he died as the result of his coronary artery disease, the fact that he said a boatload of fentanyl three to four times the fatal dosage of fentanyl; a potentially fatal dosage of fentanyl in a system with methamphetamine, which by the way, those two drugs can interact to cause cardiac arrhythmia and there was no evidence of any kind of trauma to the neck.
“So the idea that Floyd died as a result of what the police did is, from my standpoint – I’ve maintained this from Day One, I still maintain it – it’s not there. And these police officers were convicted unjustly and this is something that needs to be corrected but I doubt there’s going to be anybody in the Minnesota judicial system with enough courage to come forward and call this for what it is.”