Eyewitness Darnella Frazier, who recorded video of George Floyd’s death, said that witnessing his death has made her think of her own relatives and reflect on their lives.
“When I look at George Floyd, … I look at my dad. I look at my brothers. I look at my cousins, my uncles. Because they are all Black. I have a Black father. I have a Black brother. I have Black friends. And I look at that and I look at how that could have been one of them,” she said.
Frazier then became audibly emotional.
“It's been nights I've stayed up apologizing and apologizing to George Floyd for not doing more and not physically interacting and not saving his life. But it's like it's not what I should have done. It's what he should have done,” she said, referring to former police officer Derek Chauvin.
Frazier is being identified only by her first name in court, but she has been internationally recognized for her decision to record and share the video. She's the first of at least four witnesses who will not be shown on the television broadcast because they were minors at the time of the incident.