The narrative that George Floyd was the victim of racially motivated police brutality was dealt a blow by recently unsealed court documents indicating that the narrative may have been artificially constructed.
According to newly-released memos from Chief Hennepin County Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker, toxicology reports confirm high levels of methamphetamine and fentanyl in Floyd’s system at the time of his death, and the autopsy revealed no evidence of death by asphyxiation.
The narrative also took a major blow when previously unseen body camera footage was leaked to the press. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison — a former Obama official — refused to release the video, and one can speculate why.
The video showed that George Floyd was highly agitated while police officers were trying to persuade him to get into their squad car. George Floyd exhibited symptoms of drug intoxication and he was resisting arrest — a fact that both the camera footage and the toxicology report confirm.
However, according to Fox9, the medical examiners previously concluded that Floyd’s death was a homicide and he had died because he was restrained while intoxicated with heart problems.
The Armed Forces Medical Examiner filed a memorandum agreeing with the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s final conclusion that Floyd’s death was a homicide, saying, “His death was caused by the police subdual and restraint in the setting of severe hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and methamphetamine and fentanyl intoxication.
In a new release of evidence, two memos, dated May 26 and June 1, revealed that the medical examiner, Dr. Andrew Baker, found no evidence of asphyxiation, and found that if Floyd had been found dead in his home, his death would have been ruled an overdose death.
[Dr. Andrew Baker] said that if Mr. Floyd had been found dead in his home (or anywhere else) and there were no other contributing factors he would conclude that it was an overdose death.
Minnesota’s AG, Keith Ellison, should be held accountable for withholding information that could have averted the widespread looting and destruction in Minneapolis and all of the country.