Chauvin trial told ‘a healthy person would have died’ under same circumstances as George Floyd – live

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The Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, said Thursday that the city is bracing for potential unrest following a verdict in Derek Chauvin’s trial. Frey announced that authorities will work with neighborhood groups to perform citywide street patrols.

“We know that tensions build, especially as we head into deliberations and the verdict,” The Washington Post reported Frey saying. “There’s been an enormous amount of work that our communities across our city, across the region that have been working on together.”

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Dr Daniel Isenschmid’s testimony about the presence of drugs in Floyd’s system is speaking directly to the prosecution’s position that he did not die from an overdose.

The amount of methamphetamine in Floyd’s blood “would be consistent with [a] prescription dose,” he says, further describing it as a “very low” level. (There is a prescription form of methamphetamine prescribed for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD. )

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