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Island not immune from impacts of George Floyd’s death

The ramifications of George Floyd’s death last week in Minneapolis have been felt throughout the country including here in Alameda.

Floyd, 46, died on May 25, after Minneapolis police officer Derek Michael Chauvin held his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes while trying to arrest him, according to video surveillance. An independent medical examination by renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden ruled Floyd’s death was caused by asphyxia, when the body is deprived of oxygen.