Darnella Frazier, Teen Who Recorded George Floyd Murder, Says Minnesota Police Killed Her Uncle
Darnella Frazier, the female teenager who video recorded the murder of George Floyd, said the Minneapolis police killed her uncle in a car collision.
Authorities claim that a police vehicle chased after a carjacking and robbery suspect just after midnight Tuesday. While the suspect got away, the police car collided with two vehicles that weren’t involved in the chase, killing one of the drivers. According to CBS Minnesota, family members identified the driver of the car as Leneal Frazier, Darnella’s uncle.
The news saddened Darnella as she went to Facebook to share her pain.
“Another black man lost his life in the hands of the police!” she said. “I asked my mom several times ‘he died??’ I couldn’t accept what I was hearing and still can’t.”
Darnella, who captivated the world with her video evidence of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin killing George Floyd, directed her frustration at Minneapolis police after the loss of her uncle.
“Minneapolis police has cost my whole family a big loss…We went to the spot he was killed at and put beautiful flowers and candles, but even thats not enough to bring him back,” she said. “It’s not fair how the police can just go around killing people…WHY ARE YOU DOING A HIGH SPEED CHASE ON A RESIDENTIAL RODE??? you took an innocent life trying to catch someone else… I don’t know how to feel.”
The car collision also left one officer with non-life-threatening injuries, while Frazier died shortly after arriving at the hospital. The police didn’t release Leneal Frazier’s identity yet, but they stated that the State Patrol will investigate the collision.
For her brave efforts in filming the police brutality Floyd suffered, Frazier was awarded a Pulitzer Prize special citation. We are keeping the Frazier family in our thoughts and prayers.