Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies arrested KPCC/LAist Correspondent Josie Huang Saturday night while she was covering the ambush shooting of two deputies in Compton.
In video that continued to film after the phone was knocked from her hand, Huang can be heard repeatedly identifying herself as a reporter and saying KPCC multiple times.
Huang had just finished covering a 10 p.m. news conference by Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
Video shows at least five deputies pinning Huang to the pavement, handcuffing her, and placing her in a patrol car.
This is our terrific reporter @josie_huang who has been covering this story for hours.
"These are challenging and stressful times for everyone, but Josie Huang was arrested while doing her job.
NPR is appalled by the arrest of Josie Huang, a KPCC public radio reporter, who was performing her job last night—gathering facts to inform the American public. »