The Minnesota police have vowed not to arrest, threaten or rudely report reporters targeting police protests after the policewoman shot and killed a young black man and stopped for a traffic violation.
The day after the Minnesota police arrested and sprayed tear gas on reporters, forcing some of them to lie down, the police also agreed to stop taking pictures of reporters and assign them a place to follow the protest rally.
Subsequently, the police issued a statement that officials from the state police and eight other Allied agencies found themselves the object of criticism by the Press Association because they treated reporters during protests in the suburbs of Minneapolis.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota warned that some police officers were beyond the scope of legal detention, and they avenged journalists whose work is protected by the Constitution.
Allegedly, even after the district judge issued an interim measure to prohibit arrests, arrest threats and the use of force against journalists, the police still obstructed journalists’ work.
After the court issued an injunction, the police said they would no longer take photos of journalists or advise them to follow demonstrations in a safe place. Although the journalists were detained and released, the police said in a statement that no journalists were arrested.
After a policewoman stopped her vehicle for violating traffic laws, protests broke out on Sunday night in front of the Brooklyn Central Police Department building. The police officer was about 10 miles from the location where George Floyd was killed in May last year.
Officer Kimberly Porter, accused of manslaughter, handed over the badge.