The teenager who filmed the police killing of #GeorgeFloyd will receive PEN America’s Courage Award. Darnella Frazier, 17, risked her safety to film the killing. Her video helped spark a new wave of anti-racism protests. The 4 officers involved were charged in Floyd's killing.
At the age of 17, Darnella Frazier helped spark a worldwide movement when she recorded & posted video of officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee into George Floyd's neck. Frazier's attorney Seth Cobin joins us with an update on his client & discusses Darnella's ultimate impact.
The first video soon ends, but the second, now infamous video filmed by 17-year-old Darnella Frazier begins. At almost the same moment, the officers call for “code 3” - emergency medical assistance. But for 7 minutes, they keep Floyd pinned to the ground.
Darnella Frazier Is a hero. I don’t want to hear any thing else. End of story.
A Black man in Minneapolis died hours after he was filmed being arrested. Police held him down with a knee to his neck, as he pleaded: "Please, I can't breathe." Police say they were reporting to a "forgery in progress." The FBI is now investigating. (Photo: Darnella Frazier)