A CNN crew has been arrested while covering Minneapolis protests live on the air Friday morning.
Among those arrested was correspondent Omar Jimenez as he gave a report on CNN’s New Day shortly after 5 a.m. CT (6 a.m. ET).
Police said they were arrested because they were told to move and didn’t, one member of the CNN crew relayed to the network.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz told CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker that he deeply apologizes for what happened and would work to have the crew released.
Jimenez and the others — producer Bill Kirkos and photojournalist Leonel Mendez — were taken to the city’s downtown public safety building, but were released after 6 a.m. CT.Jimenez, after his release, then reported live outside from downtown, and said he’d been treated cordially after he’d been led away.
George Floyd was unjustly murdered by a Minneapolis white police officer on May 26th desperate calls from George that he was unable to breath, the police officer kept his knee on George’s neck.
Bystanders pleaded with officers not to kill him. His last words were, “I can’t breathe.” Read (Full News Here).
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Omar Jimenez’s account of his arrest this morning: