Darnella Frazier, the teenager who filmed the killing of George Floyd, has tragically misplaced her uncle.
Based on CBS News, within the early hours of July 6, Leneal Frazier, 40, was hit by a police automobile that was chasing a automotive after a carjacking. The suspect acquired away, however the police automotive crashed into two different automobiles unrelated to the chase. Relations confirmed Leneal Frazier died.
Nobody else was killed within the crash, and the Minnesota State Patrol is investigating. The officer driving the automobile that killed Frazier has not been publicly recognized.
Darnella Frazier wrote on Facebook concerning the lack of her uncle, “One other Black man misplaced his life within the arms of the police!I requested my mother a number of instances ‘he died??’ I could not settle for what I used to be listening to and nonetheless cannot.”
Darnella Frazier, 17 on the time, filmed the loss of life of George Floyd on Could 25, 2020. If not for Frazier’s heroic efforts to document the deadly encounter, it’s possible Floyd’s story would by no means have obtained worldwide consideration and sparked change. She is now being honored with an award for her braveness.
Shortly after George Floyd’s loss of life, Frazier wrote on Fb, in keeping with the BBC, “If it wasn’t for me, 4 cops would’ve nonetheless had their jobs, inflicting different issues. My video went worldwide for everybody to see and know.”
On June 11, she was awarded an honorary Pulitzer Prize for her work. Moreover, on the BET Awards she was offered with the “Shine A Light Moment.”