At 9:25 p.m on Monday, May 25, George Floyd died in the custody of the Minneapolis police.
That night, an officer had handcuffed the black man for allegedly trying to use a fake $20 bill, before holding him down with a knee on his neck for almost nine minutes, as Floyd pleaded that he could not breathe.
Floyd was pronounced dead in hospital a short time later.
The 46-year-old man’s death has triggered protests across America, as the nation responds to the irrefutable injustice black citizens continue to experience at the hands of authorities.
In the days since Floyd’s passing, two contradicting accounts have emerged about the exact cause of his death.
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The official autopsy by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, which was cited in the court charging document against…