CBS disputes police charge that detained reporter resisted arrest at Trump Chicago rally

Amid the chaos at a Chicago rally for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, a CBS reporter was detained by police and charged with resisting arrest.

CBS News digital campaign journalist Sopan Deb was reporting at the event when violence broke out and said on social media, “I’ve never seen anything like what I’m witnessing in my life.”

Right in the middle of the mayhem, the journalist suddenly found himself being targeted by police.

“Deb says he was thrown to the ground and handcuffed, without notice or warning,” CBS This Morning reported Saturday morning.

“Illinois State Police charged him with resisting arrest although there is no sign of that on the video,” said the network. “On the tape he identifies himself as a credential member of the news media.”

The video is seen here:

CBS News president David Rhodes posted a comment on Twitter Saturday morning saying Deb identified himself as “working press” and did not resist arrest:

H/T TV Newser

Tom Tillison


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