Pulitzer prize-winner teen Darnella Frazier who filmed George Floyd murder says uncle was 'killed' by Minneapolis police

THE Pulitzer prize-winning teen who filmed the murder of George Floyd has claimed her uncle has been killed by Minneapolis police.

Darnella Frazier said innocent bystander Leneal Lamont Frazier died when his car was hit by cops chasing another vehicle.

She wrote on Facebook: "I honestly can’t believe I’m making this post right now…I’m so hurt…nothing feels real.

"I woke up to the most horrible news. MINNEAPOLIS police Killed my uncle. MY uncle… Another black man lost his life in the hands of the police!

"I’m still in shock and it hasn’t fully hit me yet, I broke down in tears.


Leneal's car was hit by a cop car in the early hours of Tuesday as he drove to his girlfriend's house, his family said.

Police had been chasing a suspect believed to have taken part in a carjacking.

They collided with Frazier's car during the pursuit. Frazier died at the hospital; the officer suffered minor injuries.

The suspect remains at large, The Star Tribune reports.

Police spokesman John Elder said an investigation into the crash has been launched.

He added: "An officer observed the suspect vehicle in that area, attempted to pull it over, and the vehicle, instead of pulling over, fled."

A GoFundMe for the Frazier family had raised more than $6,000 as of Wednesday morning.

It reads: "The person police were chasing got away, and Laneal who was driving a different car was killed.

"Leneal was a family-oriented person with a good heart, the biggest heart a person could ever have. He would help anyone, anytime no matter the circumstances. He was the father of 6 children and 1 grandchild."

Leneal’s daughter, Lanesha Frazier, told Fox9: "I'm really grieving because all these police out here, they’re not watching what they’re doing.

"They need to watch what they’re doing, innocent people out here being hurt."

Darnella Frazier was last month awarded a Pulitzer to highlight “the crucial role of citizens in journalists’ quest for truth and justice."

At the time she filmed Floyd's murder she was just 17-years-old.

Millions of people would see the video, and Frazier, now 18, testified at Derek Chauvin's trial.

"It’s been nights I stayed up apologizing and apologizing to George Floyd for not doing more and not physically interacting and not saving his life," she said in court, according to The New York Times.

Referring to Chauvin, she added: "But it’s like, it’s not what I should have done, it’s what he should have done.”

Frazier cried while giving her testimony, which was recorded off-camera because of her age.

“When I look at George Floyd, I look at my dad, I look at my brothers, I look at my cousins, my uncles, because they’re all Black,” she said in court.

“I have a black father. I have a black brother. I have black friends.

“I look at how that could have been one of them.”

Frazier said she was on her way to buy food with her 9-year-old cousin when they encountered the scene with Chauvin and Floyd.

She recorded the incident on her cell phone as she and other bystanders pleaded with them to get off Floyd, who repeatedly said he couldn't breathe.

“I see a man on the ground, and I see a cop kneeling down on him,” she said in court, according to The Times.

She said Floyd was “terrified, scared, begging for his life.”

Chauvin – the officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes, 29 seconds – was later convicted of murder.

Floyd’s aunt praised Frazier, calling the footage she recorded a “major breaking point."

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