Disturbing video shows an NPR reporter being flung around and pinned to the ground by several officers in California — including one who stands on her phone as she attempted to record them — while she covered protests over the shooting of two Los Angeles deputies.
KPCC’s Josie Huang, who also covers news for LAist, cried out in pain as she was grabbed shortly after filming protesters shouting “we hope they die!” outside the hospital where the two deputies were still fighting for their lives after Saturday’s ambush.
Huang’s own footage caught her filming one of the protesters being arrested in the street — then crying “ow!” as she was grabbed almost immediately after a first request to “back up.”
Several officers were seen in other footage grabbing her, with one spinning her around almost into a car before forcing her to the ground.
“Get on the f—ing ground,” one officer growled at her as she immediately said she