CNN Correspondent Omar Jimenez Arrested During Live Report on Minneapolis Protests

CNN Correspondent Omar Jimenez Arrested During Live Report on Minneapolis Protests

Complex - Life·2020-05-29 21:50

A CNN crew comprised of three people was arrested while live on the air amid the protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, who was seen in footage being pinned down with a knee to his neck by since-fired officer Derek Chauvin.

"A CNN reporter and his production team were arrested this morning in Minneapolis for doing their jobs, despite identifying themselves—a clear violation of their First Amendment rights," a network rep said in a statement shortly after the arrest early Friday. "The authorities in Minnesota, including the Governor, must release the three CNN employees immediately."

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