What do the George Floyd autopsies show?

A woman wipes away tears during a press conference.
Roxie Washington, mother of George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter Gianna Floyd, wipes away tears during a press conference Tuesday at Minneapolis City Hall.
Evan Frost | MPR News

The case of the death of George Floyd saw a big development on Monday that will be key when former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is put on trial. The results of two different autopsies were announced: one performed by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, and another by independent medical examiners hired by the Floyd family.

MPR News host Angela Davis debriefs with MPR News reporter Nina Moini, then dives into the discrepancies between the autopsy reports with a forensic anthropologist and a criminologist. To close, an expert on COVID-19 talks about how groups of protesters can stay safe in the pandemic.


  • Nina Moini is a reporter for MPR News.

  • Angelique Corthals is a biomedical and forensic anthropologist and associate professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.

  • Philip Stinson is an associate professor in the criminal justice program at Bowling Green State University.

  • Susan Kline is a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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