EXPLAINER – WHAT DRUGS DID GEORGE FLOYD HAVE IN HIS SYSTEM?
The attorney for Officer Thomas Lane, Earl Gray, pointed to police bodycam footage to claim that it appeared Floyd swallowed “2 milligrams of fentanyl,” while getting arrested, calling it “a lethal dose.”
Gray claimed that Floyd swallowed the drugs while officers were attempting to take him into custody – pointing to a white spot on Floyd’s tongue which, Gray claims, disappeared in the bodycam footage.
Court documents read: “All he had to do is sit in the police car, like every other defendant who is initially arrested. While attempting to avoid his arrest, all by himself, Mr. Floyd overdosed on Fentanyl.
“Given his intoxication level, breathing would have been difficult at best.
“Mr Floyd’s intentional failure to obey commands, coupled with his overdosing, contributed to his own death.”