Unthinking Majority wrote:You can block the airway without physically damaging the neck.
The knee on on the side of the neck would not do that either.
Unthinking Majority wrote:They also had guys with their knee on his back, which would push his chest into the ground.
The pressure on the back pushing his chest into the ground could prevented George Floyd from breathing. However, it was the black rookie police officer only that had pressure on his back. The white rookie police officer was holding down his legs. The other more experience white (I believe) police officer was standing by watching. The fact that George Floyd acted like he was on drugs and had already said he could not breathe and other claims in an attempt to prevent being put into the police squad car is reason enough that the more experienced officers would not believe his claims after he was on the ground.
Unthinking Majority wrote:But the autopsy said he died of a heart attack, not asphyxiation.
Yes, that autopsy makes more sense to me, especially since it also revealed all those drugs in his system as well as some heart disease condition, which I can't recall the details of now. But you can just read the autopsy again.