Bodycam shows Floyd ingesting fatal amount of drugs before arrest; did he die of overdose?
THE BLAZE: Defense Attorney Eric J. Nelson — lawyer for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin — said the late George Floyd was the victim of a careless overdose rather than police homicide.
Authorities charged Chauvin with murder in connection with Floyd's May death, which stemmed from an altercation purportedly involving counterfeit money.
In light of the allegations, Nelson is requesting a judge to drop all charges against Chauvin, who has pleaded not guilty.
An attorney for one of the other officers involved in Floyd's death also says bodycam footage shows the moment Floyd reportedly ingested a lethal amount of drugs.