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George Floyd Case: Autopsy Report

Posted by FactReal on March 11, 2021

AUTOPSY REPORT by Andrew M. Baker, Chief Medical Examiner, Hennepin County, Minnesota (May 26, 2020):

Click to access floyd-autopsy-6-3-20.pdf

– Toxicology (testing performed on antemortem blood specimens collected 5/25/20 at 9:00 p.m. at Hennepin HealthCare [HHC] and on postmortem urine): [Autopsy, Page 2]

A. Blood drug and novel psychoactive substances screens:
1. Fentanyl 11 ng/mL
2. Norfentanyl 5.6 ng/mL
3. 4-ANPP 0.65 ng/mL
4. Methamphetamine 19 ng/mL
5. 11-Hydroxy Delta-9 THC 1.2 ng/mL;
Delta-9 Carboxy THC 42 ng/mL; Delta-9 THC 2.9 ng/mL
6. Cotinine positive
7. Caffeine positive
B. Blood volatiles: negative for ethanol, methanol, isopropanol, or acetone
C. Urine drug screen: presumptive positive for cannabinoids, amphetamines, and fentanyl/metabolite
D. Urine drug screen confirmation: morphine (free) 86 ng/mL

– Natural diseases: [Autopsy, Page 1]

A. Arteriosclerotic heart disease, multifocal, severe
B. Hypertensive heart disease
1. Cardiomegaly (540 g) with mild biventricular dilatation
2. Clinical history of hypertension
C. Left pelvic tumor (incidental, see microscopic description)

– Covid-19 positive: [Autopsy, Page 3]

The decedent was known to be positive for 2019nCov RNA on 4/3/2020.

– Overdose Death: [Source below]
According to court documents, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker said to prosecutors on May 31, 2020:

[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.

Source: Court document, Exhibit 4 filed 8/25/2020, officer Tou Thao’s case #27-CR-20-12949) (Archive)

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George Floyd Case: Police Manual Teaches Knee-to-Neck Restraints (Images)

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George Floyd Case: Police Manual Teaches Knee-to-Neck Restraints (Images)

Posted by FactReal on March 11, 2021

Police Manual: Neck Restraint used to alleviate the risk of asphyxia
Could Minneapolis Police training manual exonerate the four police officers accused of George Floyd’s death? The manual taught officers how to use the knee-to-neck technique to alleviate the risk of asphyxia. Below are the images of the manual as provided to the court.

GeorgeFloydPoliceTrainedKneeNeckRestraint

Source: Minneapolis Police Training Manual:
The officer (left) kneels on the side of the suspect’s neck.

SUMMARY
Minneapolis Police Department training manual taught police officers about:

– Neck Restraint:

Compressing one or both sides of a person’s neck with an arm or leg, without applying direct pressure to the trachea or airway (front of the neck) (Court document: Page 16)

-The Recovery Position to alleviate the risk of asphyxia:

Placing a restrained subject on their side in order to reduce pressure on his/her chest and facilitate breathing. (Court document: Page 8 )

– Excited Delirium:

How to subdue a suspect with signs of excited delirium (which George Floyd was exhibiting)

– Common Risk Factors:

How to identify common risk factors: i.e., illicit drugs, cardiovascular disease, bizarre behavior (some of which George Floyd presented)

PROOF: MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT TRAINING MANUAL
Source: Court document, Exhibit 7, pages 6 – 26,
– Police officer’s knee on neck of suspect to alleviate positional asphyxia.
From Minneapolis police manual: (Exhibit 7, page 26)

GeorgeFloydCase-PoliceManualTeachesKneeToNeckRestraint

Source: Minneapolis Police Training Manual
Photo shows the Neck Restraint: “Place the subject in the recovery position to alleviate positional asphyxia.”

Ok they are in handcuffs now what.

  • Sudden cardiac arrest typically occurs immediately following a violent struggle
  • Place the subject in the recovery position to alleviate positional asphyxia
  • Once in handcuffs, get EMS on scene quickly to monitor and transport
  • Sign a transport hold on these individuals
  • Complete a CIC report

-Recovery Position
From Minneapolis police manual: (Exhibit 7, page 28)

GeorgeFloydCase-PoliceManualRecoveryPosition

Source: Minneapolis Police Manual – Recovery Position

Airway
Normally this is head tilt chin lift or “Sniffing Position”. Can also be the Recovery Position.

– Neck Restraint:
Compressing one or both sides of a person’s neck with an arm or leg without applying direct pressure to the trachea or airway (front of the neck)

From Minneapolis police manual: (Exhibit 7, page 12)

GeorgeFloydCase-PoliceManualNeckRestraint

Source: Minneapolis Police Training Manual – Neck Restraint

NECK RESTRAINTS AND CHOKE HOLDS
Choke Hold: Deadly force option. Defined as applying direct pressure on a person’s trachea or airway

Neck Restraint: Non-deadly force option. Defined as compressing one or both sides of a person’s neck with an arm or leg without applying direct pressure to the trachea or airway (front of the neck)

– Excited Delirium (which George Floyd exhibited):
From Minneapolis police manual: (Exhibit 7, page 23)

GeorgeFloydDelirium-PoliceManualHowToHandleDelirium

Source: Minneapolis Police Training Manual – Definition of Excited Delirium

Current definintion (sic)
Excited delirium: A condition that manifests as a combination of delirium, psychomotor agitation, anxiety, hallucinations, speech disturbances, disorientation, violent and bizarre behavior, insensitivity to pain, elevated body temperature and superhuman strength.

– Common Risk Factors (some of which George Floyd presented)
From Minneapolis police manual: (Exhibit 7, page 24)

GeorgeFloydCase-PoliceManualSubjectRiskFactors

Source: Minneapolis Police Training Manual – Common Risk Factors

Common Risk Factors
Male under the age of 44 median age of 36

Use/abuse of illicit drugs

Preexisting mental and/or cardiovascular disease

Exhibition of bizarre behavior such as:
– Various stages of nudity
– Incoherence and delirium
– Violence/attacking or breaking glass
– Running in traffic
– Paranoia

SOURCE:
Court document, Exhibit 7, page 26, filed 7/7/2020 11:00 AM, officer Thomas Lane’s case #27-CR-20-12951) (Archive)

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