George Floyd's family has none of this.
On Friday, September 11th, they backed up allegations by lawyers that Floyd died of complications from the synthetic opioid drugs he was taking prior to his fatal arrest.
Speaking at a press conference following the Minneapolis trial, Ben Crump, one of the lawyers representing Floyd's family, said the four arrest officers – Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao and Thomas Lane – caused Floyd's death.
"The only overdose that George Floyd killed was an overdose of excessive violence and racism by the Minneapolis Police Department. George was clear, cooperative, obeyed orders, and had situational awareness when he died," Crump said. "The world saw his suffocation on video, and now the defense attorney is asking us not to believe our own eyes. Multiple autopsies have revealed that he died of suffocation because officers kneeled on his back and neck."
The civil rights attorney called it a "classic police defense" to blame the dead victim, arguing that if "any amount of drugs" is found in their system, suspects are responsible for their deaths.
That claim "contradicts what we see with our own eyes on the video," said Crump.
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The terrifying video shows Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes while the other officers stand by and watch. Floyd tells officers he can't breathe, but they ignore him.
Prosecutors charged Chauvin with second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter of Floyd's death. Kueng, Lane and Thao are charged with complicity in second degree manslaughter.