George Floyd post-mortem exhibits he examined constructive for COVID-19 in April


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George Floyd died whereas in police custody on Might 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Picture Credit score: Courtesy Ben Crump Legislation Agency

MINNEAPOLIS — A full post-mortem of George Floyd, the handcuffed black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police, was launched Wednesday and supplies a number of medical particulars, together with that Floyd had examined constructive for COVID-19.

The 20-page report launched by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Workplace got here with the household’s permission and after the coroner’s workplace launched abstract findings Monday that Floyd had a coronary heart assault whereas being restrained by officers, and labeled his Might 25 dying as a murder.

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The report by Chief Medical Examiner Andrew Baker spelled out medical particulars, together with that Floyd examined constructive for COVID-19 on April three however appeared asymptomatic. The report additionally famous Floyd’s lungs appeared wholesome however he had some narrowing of arteries within the coronary heart.

The county’s earlier abstract report listed fentanyl intoxication and up to date methamphetamine use beneath “different important situations” however not beneath “reason for dying.” The complete report’s footnotes famous that indicators of fentanyl toxicity can embody “extreme respiratory despair” and seizures.

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