The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office released its official findings on Wednesday which showed George Floyd was diagnosed with Covid-19 on April 3.
On May 26, 2020, an autopsy was performed on George Floyd by the Hennepin County medical examiner.
On May 29, the criminal complaint against Chauvin was publicly released by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. With the full report of the Hennepin County medical examiner yet to be released at the time, the criminal complaint instead cited "preliminary findings" by the Hennepin County medical examiner.
The complaint cited preliminary results that the autopsy "revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation", but found that Floyd suffered from coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease.The complaint cited the autopsy's speculation that the "combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death."
On June 1, the Hennepin County medical examiner issued the autopsy's "final findings", which classified Floyd's death as a homicide, caused by "a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained" by officers who had subjected Floyd to "subdual" and "neck compression".It noted other "significant conditions": arteriosclerotic heart disease, hypertensive heart disease, fentanyl intoxication, and recent methamphetamine use.