Report: George Floyd Had “Fatal Level” of Fentanyl in his System, Medical Examiner Finds

Report: George Floyd Had “Fatal Level” of Fentanyl in his System, Medical Examiner Finds

Court documents have just revealed that the Hennepin County Medical Examiner thought that George Floyd had a potentially “fatal level” of fentanyl in his system at the time of his death. This was revealed on Tuesday in a filing in the case against the four former Minneapolis police officers accused of murdering Mr. Floyd.

Fox9 reported that six pieces of evidence were filed yesterday after attorneys representing former Minneapolis police Officer Tou Thao requested the release of the full autopsy reports from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, and the private medical examiners hired by George Floyd’s family.

The Armed Forces Medical Examiner agreed 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.”

However, Chief Hennepin County Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker had a somewhat different opinion about his death, according to two other memos filed Tuesday from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

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Dr. Baker reportedly told the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office that Floyd’s level of fentanyl was “pretty high,” and a potentially “fatal level.”

“[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,” said the memo, which was dated June 1.

In a second memo that detailed a meeting with Baker on May 26, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said that he concluded, “The autopsy revealed no physical evidence suggesting that Mr. Floyd died of asphyxiation.”

Floyd’s death on May 25 spurred mass outrage and racial riots all over America, many still ongoing today. Since then, racial tensions and anti-police sentiments have been at an all-time high.

The media took Floyd’s death and ran with it before getting all the facts, destroying the lives of people all over the nation in the process. This rush to judgment needs to end immediately because this nonsense has gone way too far.


This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on August 26, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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