Attorney Looks To Dismiss Charges In George Floyd Case, Stating Floyd Swallowed Fentanyl And Overdosed During Arrest

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — If you thought things were bad now, just wait to see if this dismissal request is actually granted.

An attorney for former officer Thomas Lane, Earl Gray, filed a motion to dismiss charges because George Floyd overdosed on fentanyl while he was resisting arrest. In the motion, it stated that Floyd ingested “2 milligrams of fentanyl, a lethal dose” in order to avoid being caught with the drug.

“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 in the motion. “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.”

He argued that no evidence exists that shows his client’s actions contributed to the death of Floyd.

The next court hearing in the case is on September 11th, where Lane’s attorney is expected to present his arguments for dismissing the charges.

Floyd died on May 25th after being stopped by officers and subdued after he was being uncooperative. The extent of the restraint, including an officer leaning on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes, has been the focus point of numerous gatherings and protests over the past few months.