Darnella Frazier, the teenager who filmed George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis last year, said Wednesday that a man killed in a high-speed police chase in the city on Tuesday morning was her uncle.
Police have confirmed that the man, Leneal Lamont Frazier, was not involved in the pursuit.
“The Minneapolis Police Department has cost my whole family a great loss… today has been a day full of sorrow and sadness,” Frazier wrote on his Facebook page.
Police said a patrol car collided with two other vehicles in a high-speed pursuit of a driver linked to carjacking and multiple heists.
Police confirmed on Wednesday that the driver of one of those vehicles was taken to hospital, where he later died, but they did not release the victim’s name, the Associated Press reported.
“Another black man lost his life at the hands of the police!” Frazier wrote.
Frazier received a special Pulitzer Prize citation last month for filming Floyd’s murder on video. She testified earlier this year in the murder trial of former officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murdering Floyd after kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes last year.
“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. I look how that could have been one of them,” a she declared. the jury at the time.
Floyd’s murder sparked global protests against racial injustice and police brutality. Locally, the Minneapolis Police Department has come under intense scrutiny, with calls for police funding seriously considered by the city government over the past year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.