Floyd died of oxygen loss, pre-existing conditions played no role, prosecution expert testifies
Handcuffing George Floyd and pinning him facedown to the pavement — along with the knees of Derek Chauvin pressed into his neck and back — all combined to cut off his oxygen supply which led to his death, a respiratory expert called by the prosecution testified on Thursday."Floyd died from a low level of oxygen, and this caused damage to his brain that we see and it also caused a PEA arrhythmia that caused his heart to stop," Tobin, a lung and critical care specialist at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola University's medical school in Chicago, told the court.
Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, responded Wednesday to the backlash the Las Vegas Raiders received after tweeting, “I can breathe 4-20-21,” in response to the guilty verdicts of former Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.
"On behalf of our family, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the Las Vegas Raiders organization and its leadership for their support of our family and for our nation's ongoing pursuit of justice and equality for all," Floyd said in a statement shared by the law firm representing George Floyd's family.
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Philonise Floyd, younger brother of George Floyd, remembered his late brother as a "leader of the household" and a "momma's boy" who "just knew how to make people feel better" during his testimony on Day 11 of the Derek Chauvin trial. Tearing up at times as he reminisced about growing up with George, Philonise Floyd said members of his community all loved him. "People would attend church just because he was there," Floyd testified. "He just wasTearing up at times as he reminisced about growing up with George, Philonise Floyd said members of his community all loved him. "People would attend church just because he was there," Floyd testified.
When Chauvin's trial came to an end Tuesday evening, an outpouring of condolences to the family of George Floyd began. But attention on social media quickly shifted to the Raiders when their post went viral.
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Raiders Owner Mark Davis took responsibility for the wording choice, saying that it was inspired by Philonise Floyd's reaction to Chauvin's guilty verdicts.
"Today, we are able to breathe again," Philonise Floyd said Tuesday.
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"Now, more than ever, we must come together as one and continue on in this," Philonise Floyd said in Wednesday's statement. "For the first time in almost a year, our family had taken a breath. And I know that goes for so many across the nation and glove, as well. Let's take this breath together in honor of my big brother who couldn't. Let's do it for George."
Davis told The Athletic Tuesday that the tweet, which was pinned to the top of the Raiders' Twitter page, would not be deleted and that he is "deeply, deeply disappointed" if he offended the family.
"I could un-pin it and let it run its course. It's already out there," Davis said of the tweet. "It's not an apology. I'm not embarrassed by what I said, but I did learn something now."
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Davis said he was unaware that the phrase “I can breathe” was used by supporters of New York Police Department after the death of Eric Garner in 2014. Davis said that he would not have used the phrase if he knew the history.
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Cali Dixon, 5, of Forest Park, GA, holds a fist in the air as Black Lives Matter marchers make their way through Times Square in Manhattan hours after a jury convicted Derek Chauvin of all three counts in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis April 20, 2021.
Maria Hamilton, mother of fatal police shooting victim Dontre Hamilton, embraces a supporter Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at a mural and memorial for George Floyd at the corner of N. Holton St.and E.North Ave. in Milwaukee, Wis. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the murder of Floyd last May. Hamilton was killed April 30, 2014, after a Starbucks employee called the police on him for sleeping in Red Arrow Park. Hamilton, who suffered from schizophrenia, was shot 14 times by a Milwaukee police officer. The officer was fired for his actions leading up to the shooting, but not for his use of force. He was not prosecuted.
Adi Armour, 50, cries watching the verdict being read on CNN on April 20 in Milwaukee. Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death.
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Shantel Carson (right) and her son, Shavez Alston, pay their respects Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at a mural and memorial for George Floyd at the corner of N. Holton St.and E.North Ave. in Milwaukee, Wis. "That could have been my son," said Carson. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the murder of Floyd last May.
About 150 participate in a celebratory march recognizing the conviction in the murder of George Floyd Tuesday, April 20, 2021 along W. Center St. in Milwaukee, Wis. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the murder of Floyd last May.MARK HOFFMAN/MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL ORG XMIT: MJS2104201924042833 (Via OlyDrop)
Philonise Floyd and Attorney Ben Crump, from left, react after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn.
People celebrate the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue on April 20, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer, was found guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd.
AniYa A of New York City cries after hearing that Derek Chauvin was convicted on all three counts in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. AniYa A, a member of the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network, was watching the verdict in Times Square in Manhattan. She is a personal friend of Terrance Floyd, George Floyd's brother.
Gail Russell, 68, falls to her knees and proclaims "Thank you Jesus" at Gloria's Corner Store in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, as she listens to judge Peter Cahill read the three verdicts, after a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of all counts in the death of George Floyd.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, from left, Reps. Karen Bass, D-Calif.; Maxine Waters, D-Calif.; Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del.; and caucus chair Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, react to the verdict in the Derick Chauvin murder trial April 20 in Washington. Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd.
Joseph Ravago wipes tears from the eyes of Kamaile Elderts on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Washington, after the verdict in Minneapolis, in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was announced.
People react after the verdict was announced in the Derek Chauvin trial April 20, 2021 In Minneapolis. Former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd May 25, 2020. After video was released of then-officer Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds, protests broke out across the U.S. and around the world.
London Williams, 31, of Harrisburg, Pa., bursts into tears on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Washington, after hearing that former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
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