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He's a pharmacist, so he wasn't really trained to make these assessments I didn't read the autopsy report, but my understanding is he had an underlying hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is common amongst black men. Now if somebody is kneeling on your neck, the heart has to work harder to push blood into the brain... it's a vicious cycle. Let's say that's true... He could have had a good chance of getting saved via CPR (it's invented for situations like this). Guess who prevented that from happening?! Seriously, I'm annoyed by this because they want to obfuscate the fact that Floyd died because of Chauvin who could not be stopped because Floyd's killing was "official police business".
My impression this has happened on multiple occasions where a citizen typically black has been mortally wounded, and the police just let them bleed out. I think this happened with the black EMT killed in her apartment in a no knock raid, to the wrong address? The police were not held accountable for the death, but were scolded for stray bullets going into a next door neighbors apartment.It'll be interesting to see them explain to the jury why they weren't allowed to help him.