District attorney to investigate alleged assault of WSJ reporter by NYPD officers during protests

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The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is investigating the alleged assault of a Wall Street Journal reporter covering the George Floyd protests by members of the New York Police Department, a spokesman for the office tells CNN.

"Our office has prosecuted dozens of uniformed officers for official misconduct and violence since 2010, and this longstanding tradition of independence and accountability will continue in the days and weeks ahead," District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a general statement released to the press."We are actively monitoring social media and other sources to identify investigative leads into claims of excessive force and we strongly encourage New Yorkers to share them with us.

My NYPD-issued press badge was clearly visible. I'm just sitting here crying. This sucks."Read MoreHe lost his glasses and had pain in his ankle, he said. Blint-Welsh later tweeted that he was"home safe now just icing my ankle and trying to decompress."CNN has reached out to the NYPD, Blint-Welsh, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Attorney General's office for comment regarding the alleged assault.


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Who's going to investigate the assault on peaceful protesters in DC?

While dont you even cover the assaults on police officers. FAKE NEWS.

But they aren’t investigating the violent looting and arsons? 🧐

And what about the thousands of videos online of looters running rampant in the streets Get your act together and address the real issues.


Cant go to jail if the courthouse is gone...think about it.

They should investigate CNN for enticing riots.

CNN, my favorite news station, is sadly becoming more like FOX news now. Report the news— the facts, and please do not tell me what I should think and how I should act. Investigative, neutral journalism was once a noble profession.

Justice for the reporter!!!!...............anybody? Anybody?

Bet you had to dig down the pile of assaults and destruction to find that one.

No logo... same old crap. Some things never change EnemyOfThePeople


“Alleged” and not on camera

I usally don't agree with violence but like a child sometimes it help for a good ass whooping. People need to STOP looting and destroying small business. Uncle Sam and Big Corp are the issue! Protect local and not the others!!


Looks like the countrywide police policy is to attack journalists— WSJ in New York, Australian press in LA, Ali Velshi in Minneapolis...etc.

CNN deer Network have you heard for something Called COVID-19? Its a Virus that is Raveging the World right now and Mostly the US! So incouraging the people to go out and protest will infect lots of innocent Civillian's! Thx for doing it to us! Consequences will come!

The WSJ is a radical left wing anti-capitalist propaganda rag. They are good at exposing how rich Democrats misuse public funds and how they manipulate the markets in order to benefit from economic downturns. 😂

Good luck in the investigation. Most probably no one will be prosecuted. They'll say they're just doing their jobs.

Nothing else going on I’m sure that’s an excellent use of limited resources


It'll be interesting to see if the WSJ still supports Trump's rhetoric after this...

Oh boy I sure as hell hope all the media that got shot at and gassed seek retribution! Gonna be good shit!

Please help me! My name is Lin donglong, an employee of China telecom fuzhou branch. Company manager huang fei (communist party of China) organized the leadership of the gang of evil forces brutal persecution: surveillance location, insult,abuse, framed to take nude photos of me

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