CNN’s OmarJimenez and his crew have been released from police custody. He recounts getting arrested and what happened while they were in custody.
Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired for their involvement in the death of a black man who was held down with a knee as he protested that he couldn't breathe. Follow here for the latest updates.
CNN reporter Omar Jimenez. CNNA CNN crew has been taken to custody amid protests in Minneapolis early on Friday morning.Here is how the situation unfolded:At5:09 a.m. local time, CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez was reporting live on an arrest happening in the area near a city police department precinct that protesters had burned and officers had abandoned overnight.
About a block away, a fire was burning at a different, four-story building that had contained restaurants. He was standing in front of a long line of police officers in riot gear.Shortly after his crew captured the arrest on camera, the police officers moved towards Jimenez and his crew, asking them to move.
Jimenez told the officers he and his three colleagues were part of the same CNN crew and calmly identified himself with his CNN identification card.Jimenez was then heard as telling the officers:"We can move back to where you'd like. We can move back to where you'd like here. We are live on the air at the moment.
This is the four of us. We are one team.Just put us back where you want us. We're getting out of your way. So, just let us know.Wherever you'd want us, we will go. We were just getting out of your way when you were advancing through the intersection. Let us know and we've got you."
At, two officers in riot gear stepped up to Jimenez and said"you are under arrest."Jimenez calmly asked why was he under arrest."Why am I under arrest, sir?"He was then handcuffed and led away by the police, as the camera kept rolling.
Shortly after that, CNN photojournalist Leonel Mendez who was with Jimenez said he and the rest of the crew were also being arrested.The camera then showed Jimenez's producer Bill Kirkos being handcuffed taken into custody.Shortly after that, the camera, which was still rolling, was taken away from the crew.Read more: CNN »
OmarJimenez It is very sad that Floyd died the way he did. How many innocent people could not breathe with all that smoke in the air? How many people could not get their medicines, food, or essentials for their children during all this? OmarJimenez I think its BS what they did to Omar Jimenez...This Cops didnt listen or didnt care what he had to say. Not even an APOLOGY? Sorry, he deserves one!!!
OmarJimenez when I read in The Sun UK article that he did not die until he was in the Hospital I wondered about what else was in his system since the cop said to bystanders this is why you don't do drugs... also in the article.. OmarJimenez OmarJimenez He can be freelancing and still have that right report. Still against the law
OmarJimenez lol WillMcAvoyACN OmarJimenez Bravo Omar! He is the journalistic gold standard! PulitzerPrizes Laurie_Garrett OmarJimenez Hey Omar, I know the last thing you wanted was to become the story, so sorry you did...especially this way. In the coming days after the cameras are gone, this experience will sink deeper. Please tell that story too. America needs to hear it
saba_h OmarJimenez Thank you, Omar Jimenez and your team for your reporting and work. 🙏🙏 JournalistsMatter JournalismMatters TheRickWilson OmarJimenez One wonders what the outcome would have been if it had not been captured on film. OmarJimenez TheRickWilson OmarJimenez At least they didn't murder Omar. Progress!
OmarJimenez Staged Laurie_Garrett OmarJimenez OmarJimenez Glad the crew is out and kudos to you Omar and the team for keeping your heads. TheRickWilson OmarJimenez Is Omar still a Republican after all of this? OmarJimenez does it better than anyone, make the story about themselves OmarJimenez Please make VanJones68 's commentary this morning available. It is a wake up call for every white American.
OmarJimenez I'm glad he has been released but anyway that should not happen in a Western country, that's crazy. And it's wrong that he is scared by police and he must be comforted by the presence of a camera. OmarJimenez meteoro_br Por favor, vocês têm que fazer um vídeo sobre o caso de George Floyd, e o que vem se passando agora em Minneapolis com a onda de protestos, e a prisão deste repórter da CNN. 🙏🏻
OmarJimenez Wow jlou22rw OmarJimenez Just because you're REPORTER you still gonna get arrested cause you still black.. IAmSophiaNelson OmarJimenez What a gracious man!! No drama. No exaggeration. Just the facts. TheRickWilson OmarJimenez I appreciate his level headed and fair response. Makes things just a little bit better.
OmarJimenez 💖 OmarJimenez OmarJimenez If you can’t silence the people”silence the media to stop the world to find out”trump ideal America OmarJimenez 'I'm just following orders' -American cop arresting American journalist OmarJimenez Hahaha OmarJimenez “I was just following orders” - the policeman. Where have we heard that before?
OmarJimenez I hope our teens are watching these “protests” and seeing for themselves why our cities are shitholes! OmarJimenez In any case you are a sick journalist because you keep trying to pushing that was a racist arrestmente while was obviously a big stupid thing infact they arrested also the rest of the crew white. Stop to push the hate. CNN the worst
OmarJimenez OmarJimenez’s remarkable composure, integrity and professionalism is truly inspiring in a sad and broken world sorely lacking in those noble qualities. OmarJimenez The cop can arrest a reporter but didn't arrest the cop who sat on a black man neck and killing him it a dam shame how they can get away with killing black they already the man handcuff do there no reason for him to sit on the man neck.
OmarJimenez “Protestors” OmarJimenez I’m happy he and his crew have been release. OmarJimenez The guy who arrested Jimenez told him, 'I am just following orders...' Gee, where have I heard that before?
2nd night of violent protests over Minneapolis man's deathViolent protests over the death of a black man in police custody break out in Minneapolis for a second straight night, with protesters in a standoff with officers, who fired rubber bullets and tear gas, outside a police precinct and looting of stores. Burning down low income housing under construction in your community to own the police ruining your community. GeorgeFloyd shots fired and reports of a body
Breaking: CNN team arrested by Minnesota police on live televisionFour Minneapolis police officers have been fired for their involvement in the death of a black man who was held down with a knee as he protested that he couldn't breathe. Follow here for the latest updates. Live updates: realDonaldTrump will be furious at this attack on freedom of speech Never in my wildest dreams did I think this was possible in USA. 🇺🇸 or 🇹🇷 ?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighs in on George Floyd's death, criticizes 'impunity of police violence'Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired following the death of a man in their custody. If black Americans are waiting for white Americans to come to their aid and stop their systematic abuse, they will wait forever. Only black Americans will fix this. Get organized. AOC Make no mistake, this is not something just African Americans are subjected to. Police violence in America is directed at every visible racial minority in America. The white supremacist infiltration of police departments across America – Who STILL thinks that's a 'conspiracy theory'?
George Floyd Protesters Breach Minneapolis Police Precinct and Watch It Burn. Here's What to Know'When the looting starts, the shooting starts': Trump tweets about protests in Minneapolis, saying 'THUGS' are dishonoring George Floyd's memory and suggesting the 'Military' assume control Hey troll you are the thug 😂🤣 Thugs have taken over and the army should be called in. How is looting Target a protest? Somebody has to assume control. The people of Minnesota aren't doing a good job.
Violent protests rock Minneapolis for 2nd straight nightViolent protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man in police custody, rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood as crowds looted stores, set fires and left a path of damage. Police say the violence contrasted with a peaceful demonstration on Tuesday. GovTimWalz Needs to deploy the National Guard immediately before more people die. Armed citizens, as they showed last night, aren't afraid to shoot and kill looters. And small private militias have been seen around the city guarding stores. End this nonsense at once. The peaceful demonstration where police were teargassing protesters? Riots.
Violence again rocks Minneapolis after man's death; 1 killedProtests rock Minneapolis for the second straight night after a black man's death in police custody. One person is killed in what police are investigating as a homicide amidst violence that included looting and setting fires. Nothing says 'protest' like mass looting of consumer goods There are actually two things going on. Protesting and Looting. The looters are shitting on the memory of the man, the protestors are justifiably protesting the murder of a man by police. The only homicide I know of tonight is a pawn shop owner defending his property. Who is better for blacks ?