Court Docs Show Medical Examiner Thought George Floyd Had ‘Fatal Level of Fentanyl’ In His System BY RUSTY WEISS AUGUST 26, 2020
A Lethal Dose of Fentanyl
One document is a memorandum of a conversation between a court attorney and Andrew Baker, the Hennepin County chief medical examiner.
The conversation included statements that the fentanyl levels in Floyd’s system were “pretty high” and “can cause pulmonary edema.”
The document includes, “This level of fentanyl can cause pulmonary edema. Mr. Floyd’s lungs were 2-3x their normal weight at autopsy. That is fatal level of fentanyl under normal circumstances.”
“[Baker] said that if Mr. Floyd had been found dead in his home (or anywhere else) and there were no other contributing factors he would conclude that it was an overdose death,” the document reads.