‘The Reason George Floyd Died Was From An Overdose Of Excessive Force’ | Katy Tur | MSNBC

'The Reason George Floyd Died Was From An Overdose Of Excessive Force' | Katy Tur | MSNBC 1


Floyd Family Attorney Benjamin Crump joins Katy Tur to discuss how the family is doing as the Derek Chauvin trial begins its second week. Aired on 04/5/2021.
» Subscribe to MSNBC:

About Katy Tur: Katy Tur is an NBC News Correspondent and anchor of the 2 p.m. ET hour of “MSNBC Live.” A dogged journalist, Tur emerged as a breakout broadcaster in 2016 while covering the entirety of the Trump campaign across all platforms for NBC News and MSNBC.

MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

Connect with MSNBC Online
Visit msnbc.com:
Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter:
Find MSNBC on Facebook:
Follow MSNBC on Twitter:
Follow MSNBC on Instagram:

#AttorneyBenjaminCrump #DerekChauvin #MSNBC

'The Reason George Floyd Died Was From An Overdose Of Excessive Force' | Katy Tur | MSNBC

83 Comments on "‘The Reason George Floyd Died Was From An Overdose Of Excessive Force’ | Katy Tur | MSNBC"

  1. Brenda Kinnart | April 5, 2021 at 3:44 PM | Reply

    MURDER…plain and simple

    • @Josef What are you trying to defend the murderous police officer or your own deep rooted distain for this of colour?

    • Getting yourself all pumped up to go attack some innocent people arent you ?

    • Brenda Kinnart | April 5, 2021 at 5:13 PM | Reply

      @David Hale no dude…I’ll leave that to the GOP, KKK, WHITE NATIONALISTS..KARMA HAS A WAY OF TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

    • There was several things that contributed to George Floyd’s death
      Far from plain and simple

    • @Brenda Kinnart hahahaha and when we see more riots like we did over the summer you’ll blame the right won’t you ?
      I can see it already.
      So was it karma in the recent capital hill police officers death by a non white suprematist ? Was it karma in the Boulder killing of 10 white people at a grocery store. Was it karma in the Atlanta spa shooting that a leftist lunatic killed 6 Asians and two whites ?
      Was it karma the we seen months and months of deadly riots ?
      And when we see more riots like everyone here in the comments is pumping themselves up for ?
      And you’ll blame Trump and the right won’t you ?

  2. The beginning of the end, as the police chief gave testimony in unison with the special prosecutor.

  3. Moist Peanut | April 5, 2021 at 3:47 PM | Reply

    in other words, murder

  4. Truth is truth thank you.

  5. Zeediana Parnell | April 5, 2021 at 3:53 PM | Reply

    Chauvin was sitting on George Floyds neck/tell his attorney’s wake up and smell the roses/and from drugs/he cut the oxygen from his lung and not to allow sick ideas to stand!

    • elitepanda3000 | April 5, 2021 at 4:16 PM | Reply

      @FENTANYL FLOYD and yet Mr. Floyed was all well before the piggie murdered him.

    • allabout perspective | April 5, 2021 at 4:40 PM | Reply

      @FENTANYL FLOYD I have had an od on opioids , Floyd was killed .

    • FENTANYL FLOYD | April 5, 2021 at 4:54 PM | Reply

      @allabout perspective The estimated lethal dose of fentanyl in humans is 2 mg. The recommended serum concentration for analgesia is 1–2 ng/ml and for anaesthesia it is 10–20 ng/ml. Blood concentrations of approximately 7 ng/ml or greater have been associated with fatalities where poly-substance use was involved.



      Respiratory failure is particularly likely with speedballs because the
      effects of stimulants wear off far more quickly than the effects of
       For example, fatal slowing of the breathing can occur when the
      stimulating cocaine wears off and the full effects of the heroin are
      felt on their own.


    • FENTANYL FLOYD | April 5, 2021 at 4:55 PM | Reply



    • Not according to the facts and the medical examiner’s report

  6. Just watch Chauvin, stone face and no empathy what’s so ever.. more karma for him….

  7. Do these police department ever drug test police officers when a person are killed in their care?????

    • Apparently not, but of course they should. I wonder if they agree to random drug testing as a condition of employment? I know we did as hospital employees.

    • Fred Peterson | April 5, 2021 at 5:50 PM | Reply

      They do not drug test them or teachers because these are the top jobs given to white people. White male officers and White female Teachers.

    • Pinkie Mitchell | April 5, 2021 at 9:38 PM | Reply

      I would like for the prosecution lawyer asked the defense is trying to say this man died from a heart attack or overdose of drugthey should ask the defense why he didn’t die in the store or why he didn’t die while he was sitting in his car but he died up onto his knee

    • King georgie ate all the fentanyl. Every where else need a new supply

    • @Pinkie Mitchell have u ever made a contribution of substance.

  8. Catherine Hendrickson | April 5, 2021 at 3:57 PM | Reply

    Eric Chavin isn’t smirking anymore and probably regrets the loss of his freedom. Thing’s to think about when on your knee’ for the wrong reason.

  9. Martin Flores | April 5, 2021 at 4:01 PM | Reply

    How is having a knee on someone’s neck any different than a hanging or choking? All three restrict breath way and if sustained all lead to death. Just watching testimony has been emotionally taxing.

    • FENTANYL FLOYD | April 7, 2021 at 3:58 PM | Reply





    • Wayne Smallwood | April 7, 2021 at 6:56 PM | Reply

      Don’t let your emotions get in your way we must proceed to prosecute this executioner

    • FENTANYL FLOYD | April 7, 2021 at 6:59 PM | Reply



    • Jae Bea Blessings | April 7, 2021 at 9:19 PM | Reply

      @FENTANYL FLOYD major blood vessels ( the things that carry blood throughout your body) would have been restricted or totally blocked.
      Blood ( the red stuff in the blood vessels carry oxygen throughout your body)
      Oxygen is needed to breathe and to stay alive.
      When you are in a prone position ( laying face down) on a hard surface ( street) with another adult human on your back. Your chest muscled and lungs can not expand in or out ( in this case up and down)
      When this exertion is carried on especially for 9 minutes it results in lUck of oxygen to vital organs…such as you brain and heart.
      Well Google it! Or in your case Wikipedia it.

    • @FENTANYL FLOYD Like Michael Slater. We convicted him. LOL!!

  10. brenda north | April 5, 2021 at 4:03 PM | Reply

    Chauvin was like a lion biting down on an antelope’s neck…never letting go…growling at anyone who came near.

    • @FENTANYL FLOYD Is this spam?

    • brenda north | April 5, 2021 at 5:25 PM | Reply

      @Cheap AF Lions don’t carry guns, mace and handcuffs or hide behind qualified immunity…but you got the drift, didn’t you?

    • @brenda north the idiom is “you get the gist”. The antelope didn’t point a gun at a pregnant woman, rob a minority owned small business or pass counterfeit currency either.

    • brenda north | April 5, 2021 at 5:43 PM | Reply

      @Cheap AF Get the drift…google it. Google Cliff Clavin while you’re at it.

    • Mary Jancsar | April 6, 2021 at 12:53 AM | Reply

      OKAY,anyone who believe that the cops were going to turn on the a/c,roll down the Windows,blah,blah,blah B.S. Check out the video of the sheriffs vs FBI.And MANY others,this is common practice in my experience,they will lie,or say they (forgot)to turn it on. Fentanyl Floyd is a TROLL or maybe an 🐴.either way, closed minded and ILL informed

  11. Everything but a child of God. You said it Mr. Benjamin Crump. I love you as a person. Your compassion is appreciated.

  12. Maybe just maybe the real reason the defense is arguing that drugs in his system killing him is because the defense attorneys job is to try to defend his client.

  13. Bromptin Owner | April 5, 2021 at 5:22 PM | Reply

    Agree with everything that man said ! Chauvin does not need to speak at all the video speaks for him

    • Mark Johnson | April 6, 2021 at 3:04 PM | Reply

      Sounds like you all are ready to be satiated with vengeance. Yeah pray for the family. For sure. However one must accept:
      George Floyd was a convicted criminal high on drugs, whom got caught committing a crime. He resisted arrest violently for the second time with the Minneapolis PD and died when he was subdued. The death was totally inadvertent. Cased closed.

    • @ICU4life !!!! Ever heard of pocket pool

    • Kangaroo Brisket | April 7, 2021 at 5:54 PM | Reply

      Floyd was a drug addict!!! He killed himself.

    • @Mark Johnson HE RESISTED VIOLENTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMFAO show me the video, I’ll wait. You can’t, because that never happened, case closed.

    • @ICU4life !!!! U cant wonder what was going through king georgie mind. His mind was destroyed by dope

  14. Terrell Massey | April 5, 2021 at 6:01 PM | Reply

    I want the man to testify to give a answer to the whole world to the reason and a smirk and a knee on the neck for a man that’s not moving!!?? Explain that before any drug use

    • Jack Galmitz | April 6, 2021 at 3:32 PM | Reply

      Doesn’t the smirk and indifference to witnesses suggest to you that Chauvin did not feel or believe he was doing anything wrong. Or do you think a seasoned police officer doesn’t know what murder is and looks like.

    • @Jack Galmitz he does know and he is comfortable because it was not his first time killing. Even the rookie asked him to put George on his side but his senior officer POS Chauvin said NO.

    • @Jack Galmitz remember the majority of those who stormed the capitol think there was nothing wrong with George’s murder and white supremacy. The new confederate has infiltrated law enforcement according to the FBI and they don’t think there is anything wrong with killing unarmed cuffed blacks either.

    • Somali Queen | April 7, 2021 at 9:23 AM | Reply


  15. If the knee on a neck for 9 min. was not the cause of death then have Chavin lay on the floor of the court room and have someone trained in chocking maneuvers kneel on his neck for 9mins. it would be interesting to see the results.
    While in the military I was trained in the maneuver and also was on the receiving end. 9mins. 29 sec., no living thing can survive being chocked out that long.

    • I’d bet an alligator can survive being choked that long. Alligators can survive anything.

    • People like jack will try to find any excuse for a cop because hes a boot kicker. Hes been spreading these wp talking points on every Floyd news clip. Just a sad person. Let’s all give jack a round of applause for working so hard to manipulate the people with soft brains. Yeah jack, you’re very awesome.😒

    • The knee wasn’t on the neck that was a lie watch the trial

    • Good they asked u leave the military. U tried hugging it out on the battlefields? King georgie is a convicted violent crimnal of the worst kind. He needed to be put away.

    • @Albe Sunim eat lethal doses of fentanyl… Death by asphyxiation aka OD

  16. TRUCKER 4LIFE | April 5, 2021 at 6:50 PM | Reply

    If Floyd died of Drug Use with Chauvin on his Neck , then why did Floyd not die of Drug use inside Cup Foods , Dancing, Walking on 38th & Chicago ? 🤯🤕🧐😤

    • Jack Galmitz | April 6, 2021 at 4:49 PM | Reply

      Why is Morries Hall, Floyd’s drug dealer who was with him before the arrest taking the 5th Amendment in this case? It is because drugs certainly were what killed Floyd and Hall is guilty of 3rd degree murder. You might read the Coroner’s report before making statements that the pressure on Floyd’s neck killed him. The Coroner could determine that the knee was on the back of the neck and on the lateral aspect ( the side) and this could not have caused suffocation.

    • @TRUCKR 4LIFE He didn’t die in Cup Foods because Chauvin didn’t make it to the scene yet.

    • John Oyinloye | April 6, 2021 at 5:52 PM | Reply

      @THINGY So when is blame given to the human vs the persons medical history?

    • Brickles Brickleson | April 6, 2021 at 9:51 PM | Reply

      because he didn’t swallow the rest of his stash until the cops showed up

    • U been watching the trial the knee wasn’t on the neck now they are saying back and shoulder msnbc lied to u

  17. rosane castro | April 5, 2021 at 7:02 PM | Reply

    Amos 5:24 (KJV) But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

  18. Chaucer Parks | April 6, 2021 at 2:34 PM | Reply

    Big John will be waiting on Chauvin..
    ‘No Vasoline’..🤔..😂..✊✌💨🏃

  19. Michelle Butler | April 6, 2021 at 6:14 PM | Reply

    Yeah that officer don’t need to say nothing people got eyes they see the truth 🙏❤️🙏

  20. RIP Tony Timpa🙏🏽❤

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.