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Pulitzer Prize awards special citation to teen who filmed George Floyd's murder


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Darnella Frazier, the teen who recorded the murder of George Floyd last summer, has earned a special citation from the Pulitzer Prize board. If not for Frazier's actions, one of the only official records we would have had of Floyd's death was the press release Minneapolis Police published on May 25th, 2020. The nearly 200-word document doesn't mention the fact former police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd's neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds. She later testified at Chauvin's trial, with her video proving instrumental in his conviction.

Reminder to all journalists...

This is how Minneapolis initially reported the death of #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/azjZUPecmH

— Chris Vanderveen (@chrisvanderveen) April 20, 2021

On Friday, the Pulitzer Prize board said it decided to recognize Frazier for "courageously reporting the murder of George Floyd, a video that spurred protests against police ...


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