[From an American friend of mine who runs his own successful radio show. Jan]
I asked a friend of mine who is an M.D. and scientific researcher his opinion about the autopsy of George Floyd. A smart guy with qualifications.
Much of what he said mirrored what others have said – 3x potential level of fentanyl, etc.
But he said something else that I haven’t seen elsewhere.
I think it is true that Floyd killed himself. As noted, he had 3 times the lethal level of fentanyl in his blood according to the toxicology report. Somewhere in there, Floyd stated that he was doing “hoops” in the car. In other words, he was shooting up the drugs in the car and was probably well on his way to leaving this world when the cop rapped on the car window. The ensuing struggle kept him from dropping off to sleep. (Overdoses always lose consciousness before they stop breathing completely although their oxygen levels drop because the person is hyperventilating.)
A crucial point that has not received sufficient attention is that Floyd had significant underlying heart disease. This alone would predispose him to cardiac arrhythmias. On top of this, Floyd had just used methamphetamine which could precipitate fatal cardiac arrhythmias on its own. Finally, there is the factor of hypoxia (low blood oxygen). The fentanyl would reduce the depth of respiration and drop the blood oxygen level. Hypoxia also triggers cardiac arrhythmias all on its own.
So you have four factors that would contribute to a fatal cardiac arrhythmia:
1) underlying heart disease
3) hypoxia secondary to fentanyl
4) Floyd’s own inherent release of adrenalin during the struggle
There is a strong case here for death secondary to fatal cardiac arrhythmia. Why didn’t the autopsies mention this? Because cardiac arrhythmias such as ventricular fibrillation would not leave a physical finding at autopsy. Unless you have an EKG to document the presence of arrhythmia, this could cause death without a finding on autopsy. The most common cause of sudden death in the general population is cardiac arrhythmia. This form of sudden death is the most common presenting symptom of significant heart disease. If the cop’s defense team doesn’t make a big deal out of underlying heart disease and fatal arrhythmia, they are missing an important defense for their client.
Floyd killed himself.
I hope that the defense team is smart enough to find this information so that justice may be served, and the police officers will be rightfully acquitted.