Lawyers for George Floyd’s lawyers blast claim that he died of overdose
Attorneys for George Floyd’s family on Friday refuted defense claims that Floyd died of complications stemming from a drug overdose while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers in May.
At a press conference that followed a pretrial court hearing in Minneapolis, civil rights attorney Ben Crump said it was the four criminally charged former officers — Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao — who caused Floyd’s death.
Chauvin, who held his knee to Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes, is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death. Kueng, Thao and Lane are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
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