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Independent autopsy finds Floyd died by strangulation, that it was a homicide

Reuters Monday, 1 June 2020
Two doctors who carried out an independent autopsy of George Floyd, the African-American man whose death in Minneapolis police custody last week triggered nationwide protests, said on Monday that the cause of death was "mechanical asphyxia" and that his death was a homicide.
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An independent autopsy of George Floyd, the African American man whose death in Minneapolis police custody last week, found that the cause of death was "mechanical asphyxia" and that his death was a “homicide,” doctors and family attorneys told reporters on Monday.

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