Minneapolis to Evaluate its Lawsuit Policy After the Death of a Motorist | News, Sports, Jobs


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Thursday the city would revise its police chase policy after a chase that ended in an officer hitting and killing an innocent motorist.

Frey called the crash that killed Leneal Frazier, 40, early Tuesday “a horrible tragedy”. Frazier was an uncle of Darnella Frazier, the teenager who captured a cellphone video of George Floyd’s death in May 2020 while he was arrested by Minneapolis police.

“Darnella, Leneal’s family, and the black community of Minneapolis have borne the brunt of more trauma in the past year than anyone, let alone any young person, should expect to endure in their own family. life”, Frey said in a statement.

Frey said the pursuit policy would be evaluated even as the state patrol and the department investigate the crash.

Darnella Frazier said in a Facebook post that Leneal Lamont Frazier died Tuesday morning after his vehicle was struck by the police car which police said was chasing another driver linked to multiple thefts. Frazier was not involved in the chase, and his niece asked why the police were conducting a high-speed chase on a residential road.

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