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How Is Breonna Taylor Killing Related To George Floyd Case?

Killing of George Floyd has brought the memory of another incident of racial injustice in the country to the forefront. It happened in the month of March when a police party killed a 26-year old first responder Breonna Taylor during her home search.

Breonna Taylor killing

On March 13, Louisville police armed with a “no-knock” provision entered Taylor’s home without giving any warning or identifying themselves as law enforcement officers. But the Louisville police said that they identified themselves before using force.

At home, Breonna Taylor was in her bedroom with her boyfriend Kenneth Walker. The police alleged that Walker fired on them in a surprise attack and the police party had to respond to that fire in self-defense. But they fired dozens of times killing Taylor on the spot. She received eight bullets and died in the hall of her apartment.

Investigation of Breonna Taylor killing

The investigation was started on May 21, almost two months after the killing. And the account narrated by the policed was disputed by Taylor’s family and their lawyers. A transcript from 911 call said that Walker informed that someone kicked in the door … Read the rest

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George Floyd’s Death Was A Homicide Claimed In Autopsy

George Floyd died in a homicide involving neck compression according to the official autopsy of the African-American whose death in police custody triggered unrest and widespread rioting across the United States.

Official autopsy report of George Floyd

The report, released on Monday, held cardiopulmonary arrest due to neck compression as the real reason of his death. And claimed that the death of George Floyd, a 46-year old African-American, was a homicide. The report was prepared by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner in Minneapolis.

Medical condition of George Floyd

The autopsy describes the medical health of Floyd as arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease; fentanyl intoxication; recent methamphetamine use. It added that the manner of death was not a legal determination of culpability or intent.

Under Minnesota state law the Medical Examiner is a neutral and independent office and is separate and distinct from any prosecutorial authority or law enforcement agency.

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