George Floyd’s Family Lawyer Pushes Back on Police Claims

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George Floyd’s Family Lawyer Pushes Back on Police Claims

The family of George Floyd and their lawyer, Benjamin Crump, rebuked claims from police officers’ defense lawyers that Mr. Floyd died of an overdose.

You know, we just sat through a very emotional hearing where people tried to kill George Floyd a second time. They made all kind of foolish allegations, talking about he died from a drug overdose. [crowd jeering] They’re trying to claim the knee on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds had nothing to do with his death. They are trying to say that the knee on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds was reasonable. They’re trying to claim some asinine theory about a overdose. I want to be clear about this. The only overdose that killed George Floyd was an overdose of excessive force and racism by the Minnesota — Minneapolis Police Department.

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