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CNN accuses the Minneapolis police of lying about its arrest of a black reporter and his crew

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

CNN accused the Minneapolis police of misrepresenting the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a black CNN corresponsdent and two TV crew members on Friday morning.
The CNN reporter, Omar Jimenez, was filmed live on air as he identified himself and his crew as members of the media, but the police proceeded to handcuff him and take the group into custody.
The police later released a statement saying they released Jimenez and the crrew members once they were "confirmed" to be members of the media.
CNN challenged this statement and said Gov. Tim Walz intervened to help release the crew...
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Gov. Tim Walz Apologizes After CNN Reporter Omar Jimenez Is Arrested On Air

Gov. Tim Walz Apologizes After CNN Reporter Omar Jimenez Is Arrested On Air

1 month ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz apologized Friday after a CNN reporter was arrested in Minneapolis while reporting on the unrest in the city live on air.
Omar Jimenez was led away in handcuffs shortly after 6 a.m. by the Minnesota State Patrol. Also arrested were producer Bill Kirkos and photojournalist Leonel Mendez.
The crew was near the 3rd Precinct, which rioters set on fire Thursday night, when state troopers and members of the National Guard began clearing the streets at daybreak.
CNN said that Walz spoke with the network's president, Jeff Zucker, and apologized, taking full...
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Who is Omar Jimenez, the CNN Reporter Arrested Live on Air by Minneapolis Police?

1 month ago   |   By Newsweek

Jimenez has been a reporter for CNN since 2017, covering breaking news stories for more than 900 of the network's affiliates.
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CNN reporter, formerly of WBAL, arrested while covering George Floyd protests in Minneapolis

1 month ago   |   By Baltimore Sun

Former WBAL reporter Omar Jimenez was arrested during a live CNN broadcast Friday while reporting on protests in Minneapolis.
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CNN crew arrested on live TV amid George Floyd protests in Minneapolis

CNN crew arrested on live TV amid George Floyd protests in Minneapolis

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

Correspondent Omar Jimenez, and the crew with him, were handcuffed and detained by Minnesota State Police just after 5 a.m. local time.
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