The medical examiner who ruled out the death of George Floyd as homicide will make a return to the court to continue his testimony in the famous federal trial of the three cops.
The medical examiner was the one who performed the autopsy over George Floyd.
Medical examiner Dr. Andrew Baker from Hennepin County was the one who concluded that the cause of death of George Floyd was “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual restraint and neck compression.”
Dr. Andrew Baker also stated that George Floyd was already suffering from heart disease and had drugs in his system which made the condition worse and largely contributed to the painful death of Floyd.
Baker had also testified in the criminal trial of Derek Chauvin, the former officer and main accuse in the George Floyd murder case. Dr. Baker had stated that “the law enforcement use of force on Floyd was just more than Floyd could take.”
George Floyd succumbed to death on 25th May, 2020 when then-officer Derek Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd; neck for over nine minutes on the road of south Minneapolis.
His accomplices J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao, and Thomas Lane were subsequently charged for being unable in providing George Floyd any first aid or medical treatment.
Thao and Keung were further charged for failing of intervention to save Floyd’s life and remove Chauvin by force.
Police inspector Katie Blackwell stated in testimony on Monday that the defendants did “nothing” to help Floyd. They did not intervene or used force to have Floyd from Chauvin while he was in police custody.
The trial began on 20th January 2022 and the judge has stated to the jurors that he is expecting the trial to wind up in about a months’ time.
Defense attorneys are planning to focus on the controversial term that has become the prime focus of the trial – “excited delirium”. It is a concept that is trained in police departments across the country even though it is not widely accepted by medical practitioners.