Los Angeles County Police Department arrested a local radio reporter on Sunday while covering protests that took place outside a hospital where several officers were being treated for injuries sustained in a shooting on Saturday night.
Journalist Josie Huang, who works for the KPCC station and LAist news outlet, was arrested outside St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, a town in southern Los Angeles County, and released hours later. on an obstruction of justice charge.
ABC7 TV broadcast a video of several officers immobilizing Huang on the ground while he was handcuffed. The same media outlets have assured that the reporter was “suddenly” arrested as she approached the line marked by agents to contain the protests.
A group of people had gathered outside the hospital where two police officers who had been shot in their patrol car were recovering from their wounds on Saturday night in Compton, south Los Angeles County.