Floyd’s family has attorneys that released the autopsy report’s results yesterday. The autopsy revealed that Floyd’s death was caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression, and this led to a lack of blood flow to the brain.
This confirms that the officer holding his knee toward Floyd’s neck and back killed him, turning this into a murder case. Floyd’s family’s lawyers have requested to file first-degree murder charges. He is currently facing third-degree murder and manslaughter charges, which are significantly lower charges than the ones they want to file against him.
Due to vast amount of threats and anger from crowds, officer Derek Chauvin will be sent to a maximum-security prison, the Oak Park Heights Prison. He is on suicide watch and will be checked upon every 15 minutes. In addition to this, his wife of 10 years has filed divorce against him. She stated she will not be seeking marital support, as she can fully support herself.