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Police chief acknowledges raid on journalist’s home may have violated state laws

May 25, 2019

By Laura Waxmann : sfexaminer – excerpt

Admission marks major turnaround for department after outrage over First Amendment violation

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott conceded Friday that a raid on a journalist’s home during an investigation into a leaked police report this 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… (more)

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