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Sat May 25, 2019, 07:08 PM

San Francisco police union wants chief out over raid on freelance reporter

Source: The Guardian

San Francisco police union wants chief out over raid on freelance reporter

● William Scott tells newspaper searches were probably illegal
● Bryan Carmody raided over report on death of public defender


Sat 25 May 2019 22.39 BST First published on Sat 25 May 2019 12.54 BST

The union representing San Francisco police officers is calling for the city’s police chief to resign, over his handling of raids on the home and office of a freelance journalist.

William Scott acknowledged on Friday that the searches were probably illegal and apologized for the way his department handled the investigation into who leaked to reporter Bryan Carmody a confidential police report into the unexpected death of the city’s former public defender.

California’s shield law protects journalists from search warrants. Scott said the paperwork seeking court approval of the raid did not adequately identify Carmody as a journalist. He blamed department investigators for their “lack of due diligence”.

“I’m sorry that this happened,” Scott told the San Francisco Chronicle.

But the police union fired back on Saturday, saying Scott ordered the investigation, knew Carmody was a journalist and deceived the sergeant who wrote the search warrant.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/25/san-francisco-police-chief-apologizes-raid-reporter-bryan-carmody

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emmaverybo May 2019 #1

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Sat May 25, 2019, 07:15 PM

1. The usual blame game. Stick a fork in Scott. nt

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