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Medical Examiner Reaffirms George Floyd Homicide Ruling, Caused by Derek Chauvin’s Restraint

HeadlineApr 12, 2021

On Friday, the chief medical examiner who ruled George Floyd’s May 25, 2020, death a homicide testified that Chauvin and other officers’ restraint of Floyd was the primary cause of death.

Dr. Andrew Baker: “My opinion remains unchanged. It’s what I put on the death certificate last June. That’s cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement’s subdual, restraint and neck compression.”

Jerry Blackwell: “And in terms of manner of death, you found then, and do you stand by today, that the manner of death for Mr. Floyd was, as you would call it, homicide?”

Dr. Andrew Baker: “Yes, I would still classify it as a homicide today.”

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