According to CNN, at 5:09 a.m. local time, Omar Jimenez was reporting live on an arrest happening near a city police department precinct that protestors had burned and cops had abandoned overnight.
Not too long after Jimenez’s crew captured the arrest on camera, cops approached Jimenez and his crew, requesting they move.
Jimenez then identified himself and his crew with his CNN identification card and was heard telling the officers, “This is the four of us.
The other crew members were also arrested, including CNN photojournalist Leonel Mendez, and Jimenez’s producer Bill Kirkos.
CNN blasted the arrest of Jimenez and his crew as a “violation of their First Amendment rights.”