Update: The LA County Sheriff’s Dept. falsely claimed that @josie_huang didn’t identify herself as a journalist.

“Huang told deputies at least FIVE separate times that she was a reporter and @KPCC staffer in less than a minute” (emphasis added) laist.com/latest/post/20…
The LA County Sheriffs Dept. claimed @josie_huang “ran towards deputies.” The video shows she didn’t.

They claimed she “ignored repeated commands to stay back” and “interfered.” The video shows she wasn’t, and that they shoved her within 2-3 seconds of shouting “back up.”
(This is distressing)

The LA County Sheriffs Dept. claimed @josie_huang “did not identify herself as press.”

The video shows she immediately and repeatedly told them (and literally screamed) that she was a reporter with @kpcc. She also had press credentials around her neck.
More disturbing audio and video which shows LA County sheriff’s deputies damaging @josie_huang’s phone.
The takeaway: these two tweets are absolutely untrue.

The amount of hate and misogynistic abuse Josie is receiving on this website (mostly based off the false narrative constructed by this account and the Sheriff’s Information Bureau) is disgraceful.
This footage from a different angle is even more horrifying + shocking.

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