Minneapolis: CNN Correspondent, Crew Arrested While Reporting Live

A CNN reporter and camera crew covering the protests in Minneapolis overnight were arrested on live TV on Friday morning.

Minnesota Gov. Walz apologized to CNN: “This is a very public apology to that team,” Walz said at a news conference hours after correspondent Omar Jimenez and two colleagues were taken into custody by the Minnesota State Patrol and later released.

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Minnesota State Police arrested CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez, his producer and cameraman while they were reporting live on the riots in the city during Friday morning’s program “New Day.”

Jimenez reportedly told the police that his team was going to move away from the area as they requested and then was inexplicably taken into police custody.

Police later told the network the three were arrested “for not following orders to clear the street.” According to co-host Alisyn Camerota, however, they were standing where police instructed them to stand.

John Berman, co-host of “New Day,” later explained the network’s legal team was “in touch with authorities and working to secure the release of the team.” Gov. Tim Walz apologized to the network’s president Jeff Zucker for the arrests, calling them “totally inadvertent.” More

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