CNN crew released after being arrested while reporting on Minneapolis protests

CNN crew released after being arrested while reporting on Minneapolis protests Photo: CNN/ Twitter.

Updated: May 29, 2020 10:47 AM
Created: May 29, 2020 07:17 AM

Three members of a CNN crew have been released after being placed under arrest during a live report Friday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

According to CNN, the crew was detained while giving a live report in Minneapolis just after 5 a.m. Friday. The CNN crew was covering protests over the death of George Floyd this week in Minneapolis.


The reporter at the scene who was placed under arrest told CNN he was holding his badge and identified himself as a reporter while reporting from the scene.

According to the crew at the scene, CNN reports, police told them they were detained because they were told to move and didn't.

CNN reported Gov. Tim Walz "deeply apologized" to CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker and told him he was working to have the crew released immediately.

Walz repeated his apology during a news conference Friday morning.

Minnesota State Patrol reported on the incident, stating via Twitter, "In the course of clearing the streets and restoring order at Lake Street and Snelling Avenue, four people were arrested by State Patrol troopers, including three members of a CNN crew. The three were released once they were confirmed to be members of the media."

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