Pulmonologist and intensive care expert Martin Tobin (Martin Tobin) said on Thursday, George Floyd Die for him “Low oxygen level” Former police officer Derek Chauvin made him immobile, restricted his breathing ability, and ensured that the deceased’s drug use had nothing to do with death.
The expert’s statement focused on the ninth day of Chauvin’s trial for the death of African American Freud, who died in Hennepin County, Minneapolis, where the incident occurred. Court.
Therefore, Tobin supported the statement of the prosecutor’s office, which insisted that the victim died while being detained by the former agent, and rejected the defense’s argument, which tried to Linking death to fentanyl and methamphetamine According to the New York Times, it was found in Freud’s body.
The doctor said: “A healthy person who suffers from Freud’s life may die.” He discussed the arrest of the deceased in detail and used images, and even found the moment of the deceased. “Life leaves your body”.
Therefore, he pointed out the four main reasons for Freud’s death, Chauvin’s left knee is on his neck, His prone position, the former agent’s right knee on his back, the pressure of his arm and his side, and the handcuffs.
All this restricted Freud’s breathing ability. According to the doctor, Freud died of breathing difficulties. Pressure exerted by Chauvin.
Experts also pointed out that the deceased was hypoxic due to Chauvin’s pressure and tried to breathe. He knelt on Freud for three minutes After he lost the oxygen in his body, he picked up CNN.
on the other hand, Tobin has ruled out drug use As one of the causes of death, he insisted that Freud seemed to breathe “at a normal rate” before losing consciousness, because he believed that if he overdose, his breathing rate would slow down.
Louisville Police Department surgeon Bill Smock also testified on Thursday and reiterated that Floyd “Die from positional suffocation, This is a peculiar statement that he died because there was no oxygen in his body. “
Smock also emphasized that the deceased should be vigilant during the incident, which shows that He did not overdose.
On the other hand, forensic toxicologist Daniel Isenschmid has shared with the jury Facts about fentanyl and methamphetamine, Two substances found in the system after Freud’s death.
Isenshmid reported that they were found 11 mg fentanyl per ml The methamphetamine in Freud’s body was 19 ng per milliliter.
Floyd, a 46-year-old black citizen, complained that he could not breathe because Chauvin’s knee was on his neck and died on May 25, 2020.The police response stemmed from Freud paid with fake 20-dollar bills.
Chauvin was fired by the police Shortly thereafter, he was released on bail after being charged with murder and abuse. The other three agents faced conspiracy charges when they were suspected of committing a crime. All of these will be tried out in August.
The event started in 2020 A wave of protests against police violence And racism throughout the United States.