CBS News president David Rhodes says the network’s campaign embed journalist Sopan Deb, who was detained by police during the chaos after the cancellation of a rally by Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, did not resist–and identified himself as a journalist.
“On tape you see he did not resist, identified himself as working press,” Rhodes wrote on Twitter Sunday morning. Rhodes says Deb was handcuffed and later charged with resisting arrest.
In a report that aired Saturday morning on CBS This Morning, the network provided further detail on the arrest:
Deb says he was thrown to the ground and handcuffed, without notice or warning.
Illinois State Police charged him with resisting arrest although there is no sign of that on the video.
On the tape he identifies himself as a credential member of the news media.
The arrest procedure continues, and Deb is placed in the back of a police van while his camera is left nearby.
It was returned to Deb after his release.