Disinfo: The autopsy showed George Floyd was killed not by the police, but by drugs

Summary

George Floyd wasn’t killed by the police. According to a toxicological report, Floyd died from the fact that he had fentanyl in his blood at a concentration three times the lethal dose.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about racial justice protests in USA.

The claim is made in the context of the idea that the murder was staged in order to artificially impose on the US a false agenda to fight racism and - by orchestrating a 'colour revolution" - to prevent the re-election of Donald Trump. Similar case see here.

In fact, George Floyd's death has been ruled a homicide, as it is shown in the medical examiner report, from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, published by American media. More cases on George Floyd murder and US racial justice protest see here, as well as an analysis on narratives concerning this events.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 205
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US racial justice protests

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Disproof

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