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CNN reporter Omar Jimenez was arrested by state police while reporting live from Minneapolis. The entire incident was caught live on camera, where correspondents said they had never seen anything like this before while watching their colleagues being led away in handcuffs. Police said Jimenez and his producer were arrested because they were asked to move and did not. At the beginning of the clip, Jimenez can be heard telling police that the crew would go wherever they were told, and would stay out of the way. The crew was eventually released, and Minnesota governor Tim Walz apologized and called the incident “unacceptable.”
Hennepin Co. Attorney Freeman:— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 28, 2020
“That video is graphic and horrific and terrible and no person should do that. But my job in the end is to prove that he violated a criminal statute, and there's other evidence that does not support a criminal charge... I will not rush to justice.” pic.twitter.com/RZ9iYsvQ1W
In a news conference on Thursday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said that despite the horrific video of George Floyd’s death, “there is other evidence that does not support a criminal charge” against the police officer involved. His office later issued a clarification, saying “it is critical to review all the evidence” to adequately prepare for trial.
JUST IN: Pres. Trump discusses executive order targeting social media companies. He singled out Twitter, which added fact checks to two of his tweets on mail-in ballots this week.— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 28, 2020
The order could prove toothless and face legal challenge, experts say. https://t.co/xiTnVUgE7v pic.twitter.com/gDeb8q39fZ
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order relating to liability protection for online platforms. The move comes two days after Twitter appended a fact-checking link to two of his Tweets that pertained to mail-in-ballots. The new law would make sure that social media companies can’t be held liable for most of what users say on the platform.
Toronto family questions police involvement in woman's fatal fall from balcony https://t.co/1e1HF9NPIU— CTV Edmonton (@ctvedmonton) May 28, 2020
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 29-year-old Regis Korchinski-Paquet after she fell from a 24th-floor balcony on Wednesday evening. Family members of the victim have alleged that police played a role in her death. Police were called to the apartment for a domestic incident. While officers were inside the unit on the 24th floor, they observed a woman on the balcony. “A short time later, the woman fell from the balcony to the ground below,” said the SIU.
At least seven people were shot as protesters in Louisville demonstrated against the killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March. https://t.co/XnF9PKVDqM— The Associated Press (@AP) May 29, 2020
Seven people were shot during protests in Louisville, Kentucky last night. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered to demand justice for the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was killed in March when police officers entered her house.