‘We all saw it live’: Minnesota State Police busted for lying about CNN reporter’s arrest
Omar Jiminez arrest (CNN)

Minnesota State Police issued a statement about their arrest of CNN reporter Omar Jimenez -- and got instantly fact-checked.


Jimenez and his live crew were arrested while broadcasting Friday morning from Minneapolis, where protests erupted into violence over the police killing of George Floyd, but State Police insisted troopers did not know they were journalists.

"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," said the State Police. "The three were released once they were confirmed to be members of the media."

But viewers called them out for inaccurately describing the situation.