Darnella Frazier is known as a hero to many people around the world after she recorded the murder of George Floyd last year, which eventually led to the conviction of former officer Derek Chauvin. Unfortunately, now Darnella and her family are dealing with a personal loss of their own.
According to NBC News, on Tuesday, Darnella took to social media to share that her uncle Leneal Lamont Frazier was killed in a collision that involved a Minneapolis police vehicle. She said in the post, “I honestly can’t believe I’m making this post right now…I’m so hurt…nothing feels real.” Adding that the officers “took an innocent life trying to catch someone else.”
Minneapolis police killed the uncle of Darnella Frazier Monday night. Frazier is the woman who filmed the murder of George Floyd and would be awarded an honorary Pulitzer.
Leneal Lamont Frazier was struck by a MPD cruiser during a high speed chase he was not involved in. pic.twitter.com/f0mOBgDlNU
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) July 7, 2021
Minneapolis Police released a statement and said that officers were going after a suspect of a carjacked vehicle that was involved in multiple robberies, and while they were chasing the suspect, their vehicle collided with another vehicle. It was reported that the officers involved were treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Unfortunately, the driver of the other vehicle was pronounced deceased shortly after getting to the hospital.
The Minnesota State Patrol will conduct an investigation into the car crash.
As we previously reported, Darnella received an honorary Pulitzer Prize back in June. She was the person who recorded the viral video that captured the last 9 minutes and 29 seconds of George Floyd’s life as he yelled to be let from under Derek Chauvin’s knee.
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