I should not be stunned at the obtuseness of the cops. The good news, after receiving a total pounding the past two weeks the San Francisco Chief of Police is acknowledging the obvious. He screwed up!!!
Excerpted from San Francisco Examiner 5.24.2019
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott conceded Friday that a raid on a journalist’s home during an investigation into a leaked police report last month may have violated state laws and called for an independent investigation into the matter.
In a statement released Friday, Scott said that a “top-to-bottom” review of the criminal investigation into the unauthorized release of the police report on Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s death has raised concerns over a “lack of due diligence by department investigators” in seeking search warrants for freelance stringer Bryan Carmody.
Scott said the investigators also may not have properly addressed Carmody’s “status as a member of the news media.”
On May 10, police and FBI officials executed two search warrants on Carmody’s home and office. Officers showed up with a sledgehammer to force entry into his home, and confiscated over 100 of his personal items, including tablets and thumb drives.
“This has raised important questions about our handling of this case and whether the California shield law was violated,” said Scott.