The coroner’s report ruled out asphyxiation as the cause of death, however, the complete report has not been released yet.
The autopsy done by the medical examiner retained by the plaintiff’s attorney concluded that he died from asphyxiation. This information was not available when I made my comments and I have not yet seen that report.
I agree that the coroner could be taking a side, however, if he was, I do not see where his conclusion that this was a homicide would be consistent with that premise.
On the other hand, the expert hired by counsel for the decedent’s family, has every reason to conclude that his death was caused by asphyxiation since that was what the public believed all along. A death caused by excited delirium did not fit that premise.
I cannot tell you which autopsy is correct, however, I can say that I can find an expert that will draw the conclusions I want them to make with little difficulty.