- Amid the protests for the death of George Floyd, the autopsy report for him was released to the public
- The autopsy report claimed that Floyd tested positive for the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 in April
- However, it reportedly did not play a role to Floyd’s controversial death
- Charges have already been filed against Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and three other officers involved in the incident
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The full autopsy report for George Floyd revealed that he was already positive for coronavirus disease or COVID-19 when he passed away in the presence of police officers.
KAMI learned that Floyd had COVID-19 in April but he was asymptomatic when he died.
According to a report by CNN, "Floyd underwent a post-mortem nasal swab that can show a positive result for weeks after the onset and resolution of clinical disease.”
However, the coronavirus did not play a role in his death after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on him for about 8 minutes.
After previous autopsy reports claimed that Floyd died from asphyxia and heart attack, a final report from Hennepin County Medical Examiner said that Floyd did not have injuries on his anterior muscles of the neck or laryngeal structures.
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The tragic death of Floyd prompted citizens in the United States and all over the world to end racism and to fight for the #BlackLivesMatter campaign.
Video footage showed that Chauvin knelt on the neck of Floyd while other officers were trying to restrain him as well. Floyd was accused of forgery. He kept on saying that he couldn’t breathe until he lost consciousness and passed away.
Charges have been filed against Chauvin and three other officers involved in the controversial incident.
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