Teen girl who recorded George Floyd death footage ‘forced to move home over cruel online trolls’
- Jun 2 2020,
- Updated: Jun 3 2020,
She has good days and bad days. I know that when she closes her eyes, she sees the killing all over again …
Attorney Seth B. Cobin
“As they approached the store, Darnella saw this chaos going on and the police extracting somebody from a vehicle.
“She got up closer, saw what was happening, pulled out her phone, and started recording. This happened in the presence of a group of people, including Darnella and her cousin.”
He accompanied the teenager when she was interviewed by law enforcement officers on Saturday.
The lawyer said: “What she filmed is one of the most shocking things I’ve ever seen and one of the most shocking things these hardened, very experienced investigators have ever seen.
“When she recounted it, it was the first time she had re-lived the eventfully. It was very emotional for her and for everybody sitting in that room.”
The teenager and her mother are no longer staying at their home in south Minneapolis, near the scene of the killing, and are believed to have moved in with family elsewhere.
CRUEL ONLINE TROLLS
In a Facebook post, the teenager expressed her feelings about the criticism she has received, writing: “I’m doing it for clout?? For attention?? What?? To get paid?? Now y’all just sound dumb and ignorant!!
“I don’t expect anyone who wasn’t placed in my position to understand why and how I feel the way that I do!!”
She went on to explain that she is a minor and would not have been able to have fought off a cop – believed to be a reference to people stating she should have aided Floyd.
The girl wrote that she is “SCARED,” adding, “If it wasn’t for me 4 cops would’ve still had their jobs, causing other problems.
“The police most definitely would’ve swept it under the rug with a cover-up story.
“Instead of bashing me, THANK ME!”
As well as undertaking therapy, the girl is keeping her mind busy by focusing on her school work, her attorney said.
According to reports, she and her mother met with the FBI Civil Rights Division and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Saturday to give them her statement.
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