In July 2021, Leneal Frazier, 40, died after a police officer crashed into his car in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A police officer was chasing a suspect, who ran a red traffic light before the officer crashed into Frazier’s car. Frazier was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries. After colliding with Frazier at an intersection, the police car crashed into another vehicle going in the opposite direction.
Frazier’s family filed a lawsuit against the city. In April 2022, a court dismissed the police officer’s appeal to drop charges of second-degree manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide. The trial is scheduled for September 2022.
MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:
“Like, my brother got took away from us for no reason at all, like we don’t even know the reason, we don’t really know what happened, we haven’t even seen my brother’s body,” said Orlando Frazier, Leneal Frazier’s brother.
“This is not fair, not right,” Leneal’s daughter, Lanesha Frazier said. “I didn’t expect that to be my father. I’m really grieving because all these police out here, they’re not watching what they’re doing… they need to watch what they’re doing, innocent people out here being hurt.”
The initiative group has requested the clarification from US President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.