Journalist hit with a projectile shot from Minneapolis police vehicle

May 28, 2020
Reporter Julio Rosas was hit by a pepper ball fired from a Minneapolis police vehicle as he reported on a protest in the city on May 28, 2020, Rosas told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker.The protest was held in response to a video showing a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a Black man, during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25. Floyd was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Protests against police brutality and in …

May 28: Pepper balls and tear gas in Denver

May 28, 2020
Reporter Elise Schmelzer says that police shot pepper balls at her as she covered protests in Denver on May 28, 2020, while wearing a neon-yellow vest identifying her as a member of the press.Schmelzer, who covers crime and courts for The Denver Post, told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker that she observed hundreds of individuals taking part in demonstrations around the Colorado State Capitol. Local streets were blocked off to automobile traffic.On her Twitter account, Schmelzer posted photos of a …