Updated 3:10 p.m.Ben Crump, the
attorney that won a $27 million negotiation from the city of Minneapolis over the murder of George Floyd in cops safekeeping, currently says he is representing the household of Leneal Frazier, that passed away in a collision with a Minneapolis authorities squad vehicle early Tuesday morning.
Frazier, 40, is the uncle of Darnella Frazier, the teen who taped video of Floyd’s murder in May 2020.
“Authorities quests ought to be uncommon and also police should take the best of precautions to secure all included, specifically innocent motorists and bystanders,” Crump claimed in a declaration.
Independently, Mayor Jacob Frey offered his condolences in a Facebook message, calling Leneal Frazier’s death “a dreadful tragedy.”
The Minneapolis authorities updated its pursuit policy in 2019 “to make it much more limiting as well as will once again be reviewing … the policy, independent of the investigation,” Frey created.
Authorities state that at regarding 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the team car driven by police officer Brian Cummings rammed 2 other automobiles, concerning a dozen blocks away from where he initially spotted a vehicle apparently carjacked from its proprietor as well as made use of in numerous burglaries.
When Cummings attempted to stop it, the vehicle driver got away, leading to the quest.
Frazier remained in an SUV going across the path of the authorities pursuit and was gravely injured. He died a brief time later on at North Memorial Wellness Healthcare Facility.
The running away chauffeur escaped and has actually not been recognized.
The intersection where the collision took place has actually come to be the website of a makeshift memorial, as well as Frazier’s family, good friends and advocates gathered there Wednesday night, a sign of growing rage concerning the situations of his death.
The Minnesota State Patrol is checking out the crash.
Darnella Frazier, who won around the world fame and Pulitzer recognition for documenting Floyd’s death, has published on Facebook concerning the crash, condemning Minneapolis police for her uncle’s fatality.
“You took an innocent life trying to catch somebody else,” she composed, although she later uploaded that she didn’t assume the fatality was intentional.
Lisa Clemons, an area protestor who knows the family members of Leneal Frazier, mentioned the truth that this occurrence has actually re-traumatized Darnella Frazier. Clemons is a previous law enforcement officer herself, and also she claims there is constantly potential for injuries as well as deaths in a chase such as this– as well as policemans have to consider that.
“It’s a crash that finished in a terrible loss. There is nothing else means to get around that,” claimed Clemons. “It’s simply a crash and we shed somebody in our area. We lost a dad, a good friend, a bro.”
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