Minneapolis Officer’s Atty: Floyd Died of Fentanyl Overdose


One of the officers involved in the George Floyd tragedy isn’t taking the charges, sitting down.

Thomas Lane is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second- degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

Lane’s attorney, Earl Gray, filed a motion in court on Monday saying that Floyd at least contributed to his own death by overdosing on fentanyl.

“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,” Gray wrote. “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.”

Lane was the first officer to confront George Floyd on May 25.

Lane, along with the 3 other officers involved, has been fired from the Minneapolis Police Department and all are facing similar charges, with officer Derek Chauvin facing an additional third-degree murder charge.

The medical examiner's report listed a flurry of issues that could have played a factor in the death of George Floyd.

Signed by Dr. Andrew M. Baker, it says Floyd had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on April 3. A post-mortem nasal swab confirmed that diagnosis. The report notes that because a positive result for coronavirus can persist for weeks after the disease has resolved, "the result most likely reflects asymptomatic but persistent ... positivity from previous infection."

In addition to fentanyl and methamphetamine, the toxicology report from the autopsy showed that Floyd also had cannabinoids in his system when he died.

Floyd also had heart disease, hypertension and sickle cell trait — a mostly asymptomatic form of the more serious sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder that primarily affects African Americans.

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47 thoughts on “Minneapolis Officer’s Atty: Floyd Died of Fentanyl Overdose”

  1. Question….why were the officers fired? Yes, they should be relieved of duty, possibly without pay, but until they are convicted of a crime they should not be fired…..which tells everyone that the authorities have already tried and convicted them. Wait until “all” the facts are in and then see what the courts decide.

  2. I’m sorry but this drug addict killed himself of and by his own hand, most likely this criminal black hateful Muslim, who hates all white people, for no other reason then he is a criminal drug addict, would more likely then not would have died with or without the police office putting his knee on the back of Floyd’s neck. That plus by-n-large who in hell really cares if this blatant Nair-do-well, or otherwise this shiftless black criminal drug addict committed so many crimes society lost count, so not to sound to harsh, but for all intents-n-purposes the society and the whole world is much better off without this S.O.B., living among us. Who dares to defy that comment. I mean, sure the stinky, black, Muslim Criminal Drug Addict was a ‘human being’, but I’m sorry to say, he was otherwise a useless, worthless, P.O.S., animal at large in our society stealing from hard working folks that have to work to provide a living for themselves and their families while this no-account, yellow-bellied, cowardly, snake in the grass, simply flitted around taking things that didn’t belong to him his entire worthless life. For example the reason the Police were called in the first place was because the store owner who call the Police reported Floyd to be insanely drunken-out-of-his-mind, otherwise he was “High as a damn Kite” and he was trying to pass a phony or counterfeit $20.00 dollar bill. These are the things these phony black Muslim thugs don’t want you to know, but they are the stinking truth! I an not a white racist, never have been, but this criminal activity of burning down our cities across the United States must stop, and it must stop now. If it doesn’t stop people like myself will take to the streets with our AR-15’s and make it stop, you know this crap has to be stopped right. If these democrat lunatic democrat homosexual, transgender’s and child molesters want to defund our Police Department’s then who will stop these Thugs in the streets, I ask you and you need to give yourself a truthful answer! No, I’m afraid we need to round up and drag these black thugs into court, charge them all for Treason, find them guilty, with no appeal court’s to hear their appeals and hang them all.

    1. I AGREE THE BLACK THUGS ON DRUGS ARE DESTROYING AMERICA. EVERY DAY THESE ANTIFA, BLM & ANARCHIST ARE DESTROYING AMERICA’S PROPERTY, BURNING PROPERTIES, ARSON, LOOTING, KILLING PEOPLE, RAPING, MURDERING POLICE, TARING DOWN STATUTES & MONUMENTS, ETC. THIS HAS GOT TO BE STOPPED AND LAWS AND ORDERS HAS TO PUT THESE CRIMINALS IN JAIL. THEY SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR ALL DAMAGES TO PROPERTIES.

      1. They ARE NOT ALL BLACK, a VERY LARGE Percentage of the VIOLENT RIOTERS are white female INDOCTRINATED BIMBOS, mostly from RICH FAMILIES and have never had a spanking. grounded or went without food.

        1. Amen from another Old Geezer. It appears to me that about half are white and very violent. When they attack the police with rocks, bottles, ball bats or anything else they can get their hands on they should be shot, period. Why should police have to take this kind of beating and not be able to retaliate? I guarantee this would stop the crap!!

        2. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THIS GREAT NATION THAT ALLOWS THESE RADICALS TO DO THE THINGS THEY ARE DOING AND NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THERE ACTION??? WHAT IS WRONG WITH SO MANY MAYORS AND GOVERNORS NOW THAT THEY WILL ALLOW ALL OF THIS ??? A PART OF THERE JOB IS THE RESPONSIBILITY AND SAFETY OF THE CITY THE PEOPLE AND OF THE STATE AND SUPPORT THERE LAW ENFORCEMENT PEOPLE UNTIL PROVEN WRONG .. ((THEY NEED TO NOT BE IN THOSE JOBS IF THEY HAVE NO GUTS OR THE BALLS TO DO THE JOB.)) IT DOES NOT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE IF THEY ARE BLACK WHITE ARE ANY OTHER COLOR THEY SHOULD ALL BE IN PRISON FOR TREASON THERE ALL CRIMINALS BURNING LOOTING DESTROYING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY KILLING PEOPLE TARING DOWN STATUTES AND MONUMENTS ATTACKING THE POLICE,

          1. “WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THIS GREAT NATION THAT ALLOWS THESE RADICALS TO DO THE THINGS THEY ARE DOING AND NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THERE ACTION??”

            Will blacks in government authority giving the impression or actual clearance that they will protect the bro’s and sista’s and to use the race card when confronted by police or the courts, be a decent answer?

    2. And it is a good chance Floyd would have died in the back seat of the police car. With three different illegal drug in his system the chances of death were greatly increased. If this had happened, what would have happened ot the police officer? Probably, considering who the city officers are, they still would have been charged. I hope their attorney can help these officers.

  3. DAMN, all this burning,looting and Anti-Police action because a “Junkie” died. Pitiful, you would not see the same actions taken if the “Junkie” were White.

  4. what you should do is make horses butts out of yourselves.
    I also heard it was COVID
    Couldn’t possibly be the knee, oh absolutely not
    PFFT

  5. The body camera of one of the officers that was released showed George Floyd could raise his head and turn his head.

    The PUSHED VIDEO did not show the same angle, and fed the flames the MEDIA WANTED FLAMED so they could, ONE MORE TIME, INCITE RACE RIOTS THROUGH VIDEO EDITING.

    WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT starts FILING CHARGES FOR “INCITEMENT TO RIOT” and FORCE THE MEDIA to Prove that was not their intention.

    Since 1963, when the FCC altered the terms of the Broadcast licenses to allow SELLING AD TIME during the NEWS, the media has been DOCTORING VIDEO to show the advertisers the viewers would be there for their dollars worth.

  6. Fentenal is a killer!Young and old! The drug and the drug dealers are the real killers!! This incident should have taught people what drugs do! Not our police officers!

  7. I will never understand why George Floyd is treated like
    a hero. He should not have died like he did, but it is very obvious that he was responsible in a big way.
    To have used his death as an excuse to riot, vandalize, burn down businesses , and murder innocent police officers is absolutely moronic . George Floyd means absolutely nothing to most of the ones causing the destruction all over our country. He is an excuse, not a reason.

    1. Most the rioters cared less about George Floyd than they did about getting free stuff from their riots.

  8. I would really like to know WHY the crooked democrat attorney genera of MN., l,Keith Ellison did NOT show ALL the footage of this man’s resisting arrest right from the start? I truly believe what the officer did was NOT right by kneeling on his neck for so long. That was appalling BUT Ellison should have at least let ALL PEOPLE see how the whole thing REALLY happened. This man is a TERRIBLE, incompetant, crooked democrat; just like so many of them are. Since George Floyd had that much drugs in his system & DID resist the officers WHY should Floyd be treated as anything other than a person resisting & fighting with Police is he made out to be “just an innocent” who was abused by the police”?? Where is the justice for all the “law-abiding” Citizens that this man may have hurt??

    1. What is worse, is that no one has said a single word about the young pregnant white girl who was tortured, beaten, robbed & not a single word has been said regarding George (the angel) sticking a loaded gun into her stomach & asking her if she wanted him to kill her baby. There were 5 of these pieces of TRASH who broke into her home & left scars of a life time with her & I’m sure her baby was affected by this crime. Why isn’t anyone putting a halo on this young girls head as she was the victim. She was bothering no one, but, she was a victim because she was WHITE>>>>

      What about justice for her?????

  9. Does anyone really think that BLM, antifa, and the rest of the numskulls will believe any medical results from the police or any office in authority with these results? The nut balls have it in their heads that he was murdered and whitey must pay. Their nothing but a bunch of communists trying to overthrow the government and it’s going to take a lot of force to stop these revolutionaries.

  10. We need to send blm a truck load of Fentanyl along with instructions in crayon on how much they should take !

    It should recommend a Gallon per person hourly repeat until such time as they meet their maker

  11. Just another fake reason for people to destroy and steal property which is easier than earning money and buying the same type property. Systemic racism is a cloud to hide poor work habits, no desire to get an education and a skill and a sense of entitlement based on misguided belief that America is a bad country.

  12. Now that is what most people were waiting for an autopsy report. Maybe this wasn’t what was blamed on his death. If this is true a lot of people should be charged with rioting, murder and arson.

  13. Accepting all the above is true does not excuse the primary officer & his colleagues from their actions. Police are there to protect life, & breathing is essential to life. The other 3 officers involved were perfectly capable of stopping the offendent’s choking, yet did nothing, therefore failing in their primary, duty to protect life.
    Doubt a jury will buy this argument.
    BLUE LIVES MATTER!

    1. If you watch the video of the entire encounter you will notice Floyd making the I cant breathe comment while he was sitting behind The steering wheel of the car he was driving. He repeatedly said that while being questioned in a sitting position outside the car. So proclaiming that he was deprived of breath later while he was obviously able to yell is dishonest and deceitful.

  14. Then the police should have used Narcan. I don’t really care what Floyd was on, when you are in police custody you become their ward. As you are not allowed to defend yourself, it is incumbent upon the police to do it. Not only did they not defend this man, they held him pinned to the ground for several minutes after he had stopped moving!

    Once you are in police custody, your welfare becomes their responsibility. This did not even approach self defense

  15. well the facts mean nothing to the radicals , they really don’t need a reason to riot and loot
    every time this happens they turn a blind eye to the facts , and now they are out of control
    arrest them all and set bail at estimated cost of the damage they do

  16. I always felt Floyd was responsible for his own life. He tried to get away and paid the price with his own life. So glad these officers were vindicated. This whole movement stinks. Innocent people are getting blamed for doing there jobs. From day one when all this started, I couldn’t understand why the BML feel they are above the law. Floyd’s funeral was a joke. I didn’t watch one second of it.

    1. One of your comments is incorrect. All Police 👮
      Officers have lost their jobs and one, in particular, is
      in jail. Three of them have attorneys and are preparing
      to go to Court. One of them had
      Only been on the job for three days. His Supervisor
      was Derik ? so he was in an extremely awkward
      Position. We’ll see what happens in court later.
      The fact that Floyd was found with four drugs in his
      System including Fentynal is quite revealing as to why
      Convenient store owner called Police. He was very
      drunk and dangerous!!!
      and dangerous!!!

  17. George Floyd was a victim of his own personal lifestyle choices, nothing more, nothing less. He is a perfect “figure head” for BLM, the NAACP, Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, and the entire realm of the “cancel culture“ generation. Floyd, throughout his life, when required to make choices, made bad decisions. His death and the resulting nonsensical uproar over this mental midget, has had the unexpected result of turning fence sitters on all sides of the color spectrum, racists. We will see this result in November when President Donald Trump is re-elected in a landslide of the electoral college votes and the popular vote, putting to bed any confusion that the United States of America has been, and always will be a law and order, Constitutional Republic!

  18. Another accounting for the fact that anarchists just make up excuses for terrorist acts in the USA, which for a citizen(or politician) is “Treason” under federal law!!!

  19. These cops are already convicted and will be railroaded no matter what.This was a put up deal the blm was just waiting for something like this to take place then they would have the excuse they needed or wanted.No one is going to convince me otherwise.These communists think they are going to over throw the US government and the dem/communists are helping them.Anything to get rid of Trump Russia Russia didn’t work the Ukraine didn’t work Flynn didn’t work the FBI couldn’t get Trump so now they try this BS.This will go on as long as Trump is President or any Republican for that matter all in the communist play book.

  20. About this Floyd character:
    Unbelievable! Proof you can’t fix stupid. His Dad should have instituted some serious discipline early on maybe he could have been helped. Now why is this white peoples fault and should give restitution? Military school could have saved this kids life. Unfortunately this kind of thinking is what our schooling & society has taught…it’s the cops fault he crashed, and as an adult it’s because (again) of a cop with his knee on his neck? Of course the meth, pot, & fentanyl has absolutely nothing to do with it.
    I’m 65 y/o never thought anybody owed me anything, & have never been in jail or trouble with the law. Sometimes (regardless of the excuse) it comes down to beings a personal choice, but that also has consequences. Deal with it and move on.

    1. This is not about George Floyd. This is about systemic
      hatred that the black man has for the white man (that is
      very evident) coupled with young white who have been indoctrinated into the Marxist doctrine.
      Democrats/ Soros/Corp $$$ to activate Antifa and anarchists. This is very organized and has been in the planning for years. Very opportunistic in a election year
      just as has the release of the Wuhan virus by China.
      Make no mistake if Trump wins this will only get worse.
      Be prepared.
      “Any society that will give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and loose both.”
      Benjamin Franklin

  21. George Floyd was just another black male drug addict, 5X felon and misogynist who died while RESISTING arrest. In the tape you can tell Chauvin was NOT applying much pressure with his knee to Floyd’s neck. Floyd was lifting his head up and talking the whole time. Besides the fact that the knee on the neck is a legitimate hold taught in the academy.
    This entire soiree has been nonsense from the start because there is NO such thing as systemic racism. Policemen are not targeting black men for execution. I would be more concerned about Planned Parenthood targeting black unborn children for execution the thug George Floyd.

  22. Yes, and he also had been using meth, vey bad with a bad heart to start. All those factors , plus resisting, strenuously, arrest had far more to do with him dying than the direct acts of the officers. Their “guilt” lies in not properly and adequately monitoring their prisoner, and calling for aid when he was in distress. Whether Floyd could’ve been saved by then is another issue altogether.

  23. Floyd was a hardened criminal who has been deified and used by the Left. So-called Justice will never really be served until his criminal life and drug use comes to light. Chauvin and him knew each other. The cop’s disdain for the thug is evident, but chances are he did NOT want to kill him!
    Isn’t “intent” always considered when administering punishment?

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