A radio reporter in Los Angeles has videos that appear to show deputies tackling her to the ground and arresting her during coverage of a protest.
Footage taken Saturday by Josie Huang, a reporter with KPCC, seems to show multiple deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department shoving her before pinning her to the ground.
Huang was covering a protest in Lynwood after two deputies were shot in Compton. Huang was filming a protester being arrested. In the video, deputies can be heard yelling at her to get back.
Huang was arrested for obstructing justice.
The LA County Sheriff’s Department released a statement on Twitter saying Huang did not identify herself as a member of the press.
But Huang’s video seems to contradict that — she can be heard multiple times yelling that she is a reporter with KPCC.
When asked what the environment is like for deputies in Los Angeles right now, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said during a press conference: “We have a lot of different things going on at the same time. Our patrol deputies are working some very long hours these days.”
The Sheriff’s Department said they are investigating the incident and will not comment further at this time.