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Pulmonary expert: Floyd was "trying to breathe with his fingers and knuckles" while Chauvin held him down

April 8, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Dr. Martin Tobin, a pulmonary expert, testified that there was "absolutely no way" that Floyd's chest could expand properly to breathe.

Dr. Martin Tobin, a pulmonary expert, testified that there was "absolutely no way" that Floyd's chest could expand properly to breathe.

Tobin said he concluded Floyd was "using his fingers and his knuckles against the street to try and crank up the right side of his chest. "

On his left side, Tobin said, Floyd was similarly trying to use his shoulder to breathe.

Dr. Martin Tobin, a physician in pulmonary and critical care medicine, testified that the way officers were driving handcuffs into George Floyd’s back, coupled with how Floyd was on the street, limited his breathing.

"Mr. Floyd died from a low level of oxygen," a pulmonologist testified at former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin's trial.

Dr. Martin Tobin, a physician in pulmonary and critical care medicine, said George Floyd died from a "low level of oxygen. "

Dr. Martin Tobin, a physician in pulmonary and critical care medicine, is now testifying at the Chauvin trial.

George Floyd’s death sparked global protests over police brutality and racism last year, and now the trial of ex-Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin is receiving nationwide attention and sparking renewed calls of police reform.

Eight current or former officers have testified against Chauvin so far in the trial, including the chief of the Minneapolis police department who noted that Chauvin's actions and use of force during the arrest of Floyd were contrary to department policy.

The jury in Derek Chauvin's trial has heard from multiple witnesses so far, and they've been shown bystander and police footage of George Floyd's final moments.

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