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The Latest: Medical examiner lists Floyd's death as homicide

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By The Associated Press
The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck:
A medical examiner in Minnesota has classified George Floyd's death as a homicide, and says Floyd's heart stopped while he was being restrained by police and had his neck suppressed.
The report Monday listed as “other significant conditions” that Floyd suffered from heart disease and hypertension, had fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use.
A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with...
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On the spot where George Floyd died, his brother urges calm

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

MINNEAPOLIS - Chants of “What's his name? George Floyd!” filled the air Monday as a large crowd gathered at the spot where the black man who became the latest symbol of racial injustice in America lay dying as a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck.
Wearing a face mask with George's Floyd's image on it, his brother Terrence Floyd dropped to his knees at the storefront that has been turned into a memorial covered with flowers and signs. As he kneeled silently, many who were around him joined him on the ground.
The memorial site was a space of calm compared to the devastation...
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The Latest: Family-ordered autopsy: Floyd died of asphyxia

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By The Associated Press
The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck:
MINNEAPOLIS - An autopsy commissioned for George Floyd's family found that Floyd died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression when a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes and ignored his cries of distress, the Floyd family's attorneys said Monday.
The autopsy by a doctor who also examined Eric Garner's body found the compression cut off blood to Floyd's brain, and weight on his...
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Floyd's brother pleads for peace, Trump takes combative tone

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By AARON MORRISON and MATT SEDENSKY
MINNEAPOLIS - George Floyd's brother pleaded for peace in the streets Monday, saying violence is “not going to bring my brother back at all,” while President Donald Trump berated most of the nation's governors as “weak” for not cracking down harder on the lawlessness that has convulsed cities from coast to coast.
The competing messages - one conciliatory, one bellicose - came as the U.S. braced for another round of disorder at a time when the country is already buckling because of the coronavirus outbreak and the Depression-level unemployment it has...
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‘Peace On The Left, Justice On The Right': Terrence Floyd, Brother Of George Floyd, Visits Memorial Site

1 month ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - One week after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody ignited unrest across the country, his brother visited his memorial site and called for peace.
Early Monday afternoon, Terrence Floyd arrived at the spot of his brother's death on 38th and Chicago.
We're told Terrence Floyd has arrived at 38th and Chicago. Brother of GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/6XeX24pTEo
- Kate Raddatz June 1, 2020
There, WCCO's Kate Raddatz reports that a peaceful crowd kneeled as he arrived at the memorial. Chants of “peace on the left, justice on the right” and “Floyd” were heard, with...
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