CNN journalist Omar Jimenez was arrested on Friday morning during a live broadcast at the site of the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis, after clearly identifying himself to law enforcement.
In addition to Jimenez, a CNN producer and a camera operator were also taken into police custody shortly after 6 am ET.
Jimenez and his crew were released from custody less than two hours later, and Jimenez was back on air.
On Thursday night, protesters had taken over the Minneapolis Police Department’s third precinct and set the building on fire.
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