Attorney says George Floyd’s medical records were broken several times


George Floyd’s family has been informed that his confidential records at Hennepin County Medical Center were broken several times after his death, An attorney for Floyd’s family told CBS News. The attorney said Floyd’s family received a letter from the medical center announcing the violations.

“The Floyd family and attorneys were recently made aware of a data breach of confidential information of George Floyd at Hennepin County Medical Center,” attorney Antonio Romanucci said in a statement. “The letter stated that there were violations of their data on several dates and that the employees involved ‘are no longer with the organization.”

According to CBS Minnesota, Floyd was brought to Hennepin County Medical Center the night before. The letter was first reported by the Associated Press.

Romanucci said the letter did not state what information was accessed, nor did it specify whether the employees involved were fired or if they resigned.

He said the family had not yet requested evidence or issued any subcontract related to the letter, but said lawyers were “exploring all our measures” to deal with the violations.

“When George Floyd was desperate for a breath, the city of Minneapolis pushed his neck forward,” he said. “And even after death, he was abused and abused by the system.”

Hennepin County Medical Center did not confirm that Floyd’s data was breached, citing patient privacy, but said in a statement that “any violation of patient privacy is taken seriously and a thorough investigation Is taken. If it is determined that a violation has occurred, disciplinary action. Can be used up to and including termination. ”

A black man Floyd died on May 25, after a white police officer stabbed him in the neck for more than seven minutes. Four officers have been fired and charged In connection with his death, which went on for months Nationwide protests.

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