George Floyd Had Tested Positive For Covid-19, Reveals Autopsy Report
The Minnesota Department of Health had swabbed George Floyd’s nose after his death and he had tested positive for the virus. However, it clarified there is no connection of the virus on his death.
By : ABP News Bureau | 04 Jun 2020 02: 00 PM (IST)
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – JUNE 03: People visit a memorial at the site where George Floyd was killed on June 3, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Floyd died while in police custody on May 25, after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for nine minutes while detaining him. Today Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced that charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter had been filed against 3 former Minneapolis police officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao in Floyd’s death. Ellison also announced that charges against Chauvin were upgraded to second-degree murder. The other officer were part of the responding team. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Washington: George Floyd, the African-American, whose death has stirred violent protests across the US states, had tested positive for the coronavirus in April, as per the autopsy report. The medical examiner’s report released by the Hennepin County medical examiner the 46-year-old had tested positive for the coronavirus on April 3 as reported by The New York Times (NYT). Also Read: Cop Who Knelt On George Floyd Faces Second Degree Murder Charges, Rest 3 Policemen Also Charged
The county’s top medical examiner Andrew Baker said that the Minnesota Department of Health had swabbed George Floyd’s nose after his death and he had tested positive for the virus. The examiner said that the positive result during his death is possibly because of the impact of his earlier infection.
However, it clarified there is no connection of the virus on his death.
Meanwhile, protests in America have not come to an end. The residents of United States are still on the streets showing placards and raising their voice against the death of George Floyd. A matter of relief is that the lootings have stopped since the deployment of national guards.
On the other hand, protests are not violent now. People are staging protest in a peaceful manner. Also Read | George Floyd Death: The Parallel Universe – President Vs The People
Floyd was killed by a policeman as he exerted pressure on his neck publicly in America. The whole incident was captured on camera which was followed by outrage among people. They came out on the streets as well and staged protests against the act. Also Read: US President Trump Feels Military May Not Be Required To Quell Protests In United States
The accused of African American citizen George Floyd death have been taken into custody. ll four police officers involved in the death of George Floyd have been now been charged with Derek Chauvin who had pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck facing second-degree murder charges. After the horrific incident, they were all fired from the department.
The 40 year old was an experienced police officer who was in the force for the past 19 years and according to a report by Associated Press had medals for bravery. He had initially trained as a cook and served in the Army as a military police officer. But he also had 17 previous complaints against him including one in which he was accused of pulling a woman out of her car during a speeding stop.
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