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5 things you need to know this morning: May 29, 2020

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. CNN reporter and crew arrested live on air while reporting on Minneapolis riots

CNN reporter Omar Jimenez was arrested by state police while reporting live from Minneapolis. The entire incident was caught live on camera, where correspondents said they had never seen anything like this before while watching their colleagues being led away in handcuffs. Police said Jimenez and his producer were arrested because they were asked to move and did not. At the beginning of the clip, Jimenez can be heard telling police that the crew would go wherever they were told, and would stay out of the way. The crew was eventually released, and Minnesota governor Tim Walz apologized and called the incident “unacceptable.”

2. County attorney says there's evidence in George Floyd case that 'does not support a criminal charge' against police officer

In a news conference on Thursday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said that despite the horrific video of George Floyd’s death, “there is other evidence that does not support a criminal charge” against the police officer involved. His office later issued a clarification, saying “it is critical to review all the evidence” to adequately prepare for trial.

3. Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order relating to liability protection for online platforms. The move comes two days after Twitter appended a fact-checking link to two of his Tweets that pertained to mail-in-ballots. The new law would make sure that social media companies can’t be held liable for most of what users say on the platform.

4. Police watchdog investigates after Toronto woman falls from balcony to her death

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 29-year-old Regis Korchinski-Paquet after she fell from a 24th-floor balcony on Wednesday evening. Family members of the victim have alleged that police played a role in her death. Police were called to the apartment for a domestic incident. While officers were inside the unit on the 24th floor, they observed a woman on the balcony. “A short time later, the woman fell from the balcony to the ground below,” said the SIU.


5. Seven people shot in Louisville protests over Breonna Taylor's death

Seven people were shot during protests in Louisville, Kentucky last night. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered to demand justice for the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was killed in March when police officers entered her house.



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