Tucker Carlson shared old official autopsy to claim George Floyd had Fentanyl 11 ng/ml and norfentanyl 5.6 ng/ml in his blood leading to his cause of death.
False. The county medical examiner’s office ruled Floyd’s death a homicide due to “cardiopulmonary arrest,” not an overdose, even though he had fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system. Medical experts at the murder trial for one of the former police officers involved also testified Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck, not from drug use. A jury unanimously agreed, finding the former officer guilty of murder and manslaughter.
The case surrounding George Floyd has taken another shocking turn as sworn testimony reveals that not only was there immense pressure on prosecutors to charge during the George Floyd case, but that the county’s medical examiner also stated that there “were no medical indications of asphyxia or strangulation,” in relation to Floyd.
Medical examiners and independent experts testified in the Chauvin trial that while Floyd suffered from heart disease and hypertension, and toxicology tests showed recent use of the two drugs, none of these was the cause of Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020. Medical examiners ruled the death a homicide because law enforcement officers compressed Floyd against the road in a way that starved his body of oxygen, known as asphyxia, leading to cardiopulmonary arrest.
The claims resurfaced after rapper Kanye West, legally known as Ye, cast doubt on the circumstances of Floyd’s May 25, 2020, death during a recent podcast appearance, and as the criminal trial for two other police officers involved is set to open next week.
“They hit him with the fentanyl. If you look, the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck like that,” West said, citing a new documentary from conservative commentator Candace Owens. The documentary focuses on the Black Lives Matter movement that Floyd’s death helped spark, but also delves into the fentanyl claims.
“I never heard none of this fentanyl talk till recently,” another user wrote in a lengthy Instagram post that also references West’s comments and Owens’ documentary. “Did you all know this or is this new information to you as well?”
This summer, hundreds of pages of sworn testimony from Hennepin County attorneys and county employees involved in the case of George Floyd revealed the “extreme pressure” prosecutors faced in Hennepin County to charge Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers for the death of George Floyd.