Teen who recorded Floyd's arrest, death wins Pulitzer nod
The teenager who pulled out her cellphone and recorded the police restraint and death of George Floyd helping to launch a global movement to protest racial injustice, was on Friday awarded a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes.
Darnella Frazier was cited “for courageously recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that spurred protests against police brutality, around the world, highlighting the crucial role of citizens in journalists' quest for truth and justice," the Pulitzer Prizes said.
Frazier’s publicist did not immediately respond to an Associated Press message seeking comment.
Frazier was 17 when she recorded the arrest of Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, on May 25, 2020. Her video, which she posted to Facebook hours after it happened, sparked a reckoning on race in America and demands for an end to police brutality.
The video was seen worldwide and was prominent in the trial of Derek Chauvin the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd's neck, pinning him to the pavement for 9 minutes, 29 seconds, as he said repeatedly that he couldn't breathe. Chauvin was convicted …
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