Teen Who Recorded Floyd's Arrest, Death Wins Pulitzer Nod

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Darnella Frazier, the woman whose cellphone video of George Floyd's killing by police in Minneapolis prompted outrage across the world, was awarded an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Friday for "courageously recording" the murder.

Frazier testified earlier this year at Chauvin's murder trial.

Frazier was not giving interviews to the media, her publicist said Friday.

Chauvin was convicted in April of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. "The video record she made is one of the most important civil rights documents in a generation". Chauvin, who is being held in solitary confinement at a Minnesota prison, is scheduled to be sentenced June 25. "We want to note that the board has awarded a special citation to Darnella Frazier, the teenage witness who filmed and posted the transformative video that jolted viewers and spurred protests against police brutality around the world".

"When I look at George Floyd, I see my father, I see my brother, I see my cousins", Frazier said during her testimony.

According to the Pulitzer Prize office, some amateur photographers have won in the past, and other winning journalism entries may have included footage that the individual shot on their phone.

Clark said the special citation that Frazier received recognizes exceptional work that falls outside specific award categories. Her video was widely shared online and led to months of protests against police brutality and systemic racism.

Ms Frazier described hearing Floyd "saying I can't breathe'". Last year, she earned recognition from PEN America. "I knew that he was another black man in danger with no power". The almost 200-word document doesn't mention the fact former police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd's neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds.

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