George Floyd died in the direct custody of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who may have brought racial tensions to a head with a single knee.
George Floyd Autopsy
The George Floyd autopsy reports so far include one autopsy performed by the Hennipin County Medical Examiner’s Office and an autopsy performed by the experts who worked on the family’s autopsy report.
Hennipin County Press Release: Preliminary George Floyd Autopsy Findings
Hennipin County released the original press release with preliminary autopsy findings on Floyd June 1, 2020. The findings show a cause of death of cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression. The Medical Examiner ruled the manner of death a homicide. The examiner ruled that Floyd died of cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by law enforcement officer(s).
Minneapolis Police Department Policy & Procedure Manual
Derek Chauvin Complaints and Medals of Bravery
The New York Times outlines Derek Chauvin’s career as noted in redacted personnel files. Chauvin, a 19-year veteran of the force has a record that included 17 complaints, 2 medals for bravery, and 2 medals of commendation.
State of Minnesota County of Hennepin Complaint Against Derek Chauvin
Minnesota’s complaint against Derek Chauvin initially charged Chauvin with 3rd Degree murder, a felony offense with a maximum sentence of 25 years.
George Floyd Criminal History
The Daily Mail outlines Floyd’s decade-old criminal history. The 46-year-old left behind his past in Houston after being released from prison stemming from a 2007 robbery. He plead guilty to entering a woman’s home, pointing a gun at her stomach and searching the home for drugs and money, according to court records. He had turned his life around but died after Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck while arresting him for allegedly paying with a fake $20 bill.