Jurors Took 'Copious Notes' When Doctor Said 'Asphyxia' Likely Cause Of George Floyd's Death 1

Jurors Took ‘Copious Notes’ When Doctor Said ‘Asphyxia’ Likely Cause Of George Floyd’s Death


NBC News' Meagan Fitzgerald brings us the latest in the Derek Chauvin murder trial and the testimony from the Minneapolis police chief and the doctor that pronounced George Floyd dead. Aired on 04/05/2021.
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Jurors Took 'Copious Notes' When Doctor Said 'Asphyxia' Likely Cause Of George Floyd's Death


  1. NO policy and procedure says 9:29 straight on someone’s neck is justifiable.
    Only in America the victim/ deceased is put on trial for his death. Smh!

    1. @socialism bad I don’t care what you think. Your side had their chance… you totally blew it… and now we’re going to drive you into extinction. If you think that’s just talk, then stick around.

    2. @Tessmage Tessera uh huh…and we were talking about elitism and hatred as a bad thing exactly one post ago?

      By all means go ahead and try, didn’t work out so well for you the first time

      But ill kindly ask again, from where have you drawn your conclusions regarding race and elitism? You’ve responded multiple times now so clearly you have the time to actually answer, so why are you avoiding the questions?

    3. @Tessmage Tessera have a wonderful day, dont go burning down my city again when the jury doesn’t go your way

  2. Asphyxiation…duh…of course! When we breaths, air does not enter they body through our hands…it is through our nose, mouth and, ultimately and most relatively in this case, our necks.

    1. @Cold Beer Hennepin County paramedic Seth Bravinder said Floyd’s heart “flat-lined” in the ambulance and his team never detected a pulse in the 46-year-old man who died in police custody. Also, I it did not take an hour between the time Mr. Chauvin’s knee was raised from Mr. Floyd’s neck until the time he was placed in the ambulance much less arrived at the hospital. Death pronunciations are a formality done by a doctor. You can be dead way before being pronounced dead. What exactly are you trying to imply?

    2. @Cold Beer It is not my responsibility to determine the actual time of his death nor should it be your intent to undermine the fact that he died and that Mr. Chauvin’s actions precipitated his death. I do not know what the motive is for your line of questioning. Let the court proceedings continue and await the outcome. It is not my responsibility to help you understand what happened. Believe what you will…

    1. U left the part out where the doctor says fentanyl can cause death by asphyxiation and if he was found in his home the medical examiner said it would of been ruled an overdose.

    1. Why would anybody dispute his credentials? Sounds like you’re just looking for an argument. He admitted he had no knowledge of the drugs in his system. He did not know that he complained he could not breathe when he was first put in the police car. The police screwed up! in the fact that they should have called for an ambulance immediately. He complained he couldn’t breathe and he was foaming at the mouth, what else do you need to say hey! maybe we should call an ambulance! This is the training the police need to have. And you should not put your knee in somebody’s neck either. In my opinion you shouldn’t put your knee anywhere on anybody’s body.

  3. Minute 1: Can’t breathe
    Minute 2: Can’t breathe
    Minute 3: Can’t breathe
    Minute 4: Can’t breathe
    Minute 5: Can’t breathe
    Minute 6: Can’t breathe
    Minute 7: Can’t breathe, no pulse
    Minute 8: Can’t breathe, no pulse
    Minute 9: Can’t breathe, no pulse

    1. @Cold Beer maybe. I do know that he was fine until the knee went on his neck though. I’ve seen three people overdose and that looked like a man who was getting choked out. I watched over 100 people get choked out in basic training in multiple different ways. Maybe I am the one wrong. I feel right, but let’s wait for all of the facts.

  4. Placing his knee on Floyd’s neck was the definition of deadly force. And deadly force is only authorized when your life, or the life of someone else is in imminent danger. Guilty, case closed.

    Anyone trained in the use of deadly force (military or police officers) knows that there are certain parts of the body that are off limits, UNLESS your intentions are to apply deadly force. And again, deadly force is only authorized when your life, or the life of someone else is in imminent danger.

    1. Let’s say someone has been struggling for awhile; seems likely to give themselves a “heart attack and sh–“; and has already been repeatedly shouting “I can’t breathe,” _before_ he’s been put in a firm hold of any kind.

      Then do you have a different way of restraining such a person that will _force them to rest,_ for their own good and protection from self-harm, in not giving themselves a heart attack and sh–?

      Because face in the street, with knee on back of neck, would seem to be a hold that would force a person into such a state of rest and recuperation.

    2. @Anonymous Coward no, being handcuffed is the text book definition of being in custody. At this point you are in the full care and control of that officer. It is at this point that medical needs must be assessed by those able to make that decision and who are able to administer appropriate aid. The simple fact that Floyd verbalized any medical complaint, not being able to breathe certainly qualifies, should have alerted all officers hearing this, that a medical evaluation was needed. If the suspect was sufficiently combative,Floyd clearly was not, then additional measures maybe employed, such as hobbling, medical restraint, or a spit mask. No matter the restraint device used the police become responsible for your care, as the individual can not, nor is allowed to make medical decisions on their own behalf. This includes those who are incarcerated. So many needlessly die because of poor medical care and timely attention and follow up assessments.

    3. @Anonymous Coward Knee on back of neck is conducive to rest and recuperation? Do you even read what you write before you post it?

  5. I don’t see a way out for this boy. They gonna do him wrong in prison. I don’t think the aryans in prison will be able to protect him.

  6. Don’t need a doctor to tell me what I saw with my own 2 eyes. however, it helps, for sure.

    1. Well, it’s important for the jury to make a decision based solely on the facts presented during the trial. So this expert testimony is crucial.

    2. It’s painful watching the defence trying to pick apart and discredit the witnesses in order to justify Chauvin’s actions. We’ve seen the videos with our own eyes and what Chauvin did is indefensible.

  7. He at the most had a good buzz on. He wasn’t totally under the influence. They tried to say that about Rodney King too

    1. A good buzz lol. If he was found at home the medical examiner said it would of been ruled an overdose. Ya pretty good buzz I’d say

    1. @R L T
      Dozens of cases out there where police murdered black people go unpunished aren’t enough proof for you?

    2. @jade Plenty of white and black cops murdered by black people as well…in fact more cops are killed by black people than unarmed black people are killed by cops.

    3. How many times has he done it and they blamed it on overdose? He was way too comfortable and enjoyed it!

  8. Why is this still in questioned the world witnessed this mans death CLEARY by a knee on his neck saying he could not breathe. Then calling out for his mother and then died and urinated. Smh

    1. Yeah more tax dollars on a how long trial. You don’t stick anything o. Someone’s neck ! Let alone grind it in there shifting or weight into it deeper. The whole world seen it as the others tried to cover while he was doing ot !! Murder. Murder the guy was never out of control nor did he appear to be at anytime he was cuffed they where ealkibg hom to car and then dexided to put him down and take it over killing him.

    1. 22 formal complaints and internal investigations in 19 years of service. That is more than one per year, he has been under investigation every year he has been employed.

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