Teen wins special Pulitzer award for ‘courageously recording’ George Floyd’s death

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Pulitzer Prizes awarded special citation to Darnella Frazier, the teenager who recorded the killing of George Floyd.

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

Darnella Frazier recorded a 10-minute video of Floyd being pinned by police.

Frazier has gotten widespread praise for her actions from people including President Biden, film director Spike Lee and Anita Hill.

Her video showed former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck. He will be sentenced June 25. The New York Times won the public service award on Friday for its coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, while the Star Tribune of Minneapolis won the breaking news award for its reporting following Floyd's killing.

Frazier's video became exhibit 15, a key piece of evidence played repeatedly during the trial, where she also delivered emotional testimony and lamented that she wished she had done more to help Floyd.

The citation went on to note how her recording worked to highlight the "crucial role of citizens in journalists' quest for truth and justice".

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Frazier's video was "globe shaking", spoke truth to power and gave a voice to the voiceless, Clark said.

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.

Ms Frazier described hearing Floyd "saying I can't breathe'".

Frazier was also honoured past year by PEN America, a literary and human rights organization.

"When I look at George Floyd I look at my dad, I look at my brother, my cousins, my uncles - because they are all black", she said, audibly crying.

The three other officers involved in Floyd's arrest are scheduled to face trial next year on aiding and abetting counts. All four also face federal civil rights charges.

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