Police raided the home and workplace of a contract journalist Friday morning as half of an ongoing investigation right into a leaked confidential police report containing salacious particulars in regards to the dying of late Public Defender Jeff Adachi.
Freelance journalist Bryan Carmody instructed the San Francisco Examiner that his home and workplace have been raided by police and FBI brokers as a result of he had obtained a replica of the police report, and bought data from that report to the press following Adachi’s dying on February 22.
The leak drew broad condemnation and prompted members of the Board of Supervisors to name for the police division to examine and maintain accountable the supply of it inside the division.
Two weeks prior, Carmody mentioned that he was interviewed by police officers about the place he obtained his data, however refused to disclose his supply. Today, Carmody mentioned that police and FBI brokers executed a search warrant on his Richmond District home and Western Addition workplace.
They confiscated his cell telephones, computer systems and a replica of the police report from inside his workplace secure.
“They have completely shut down my business,” mentioned Carmody, who has operated as an unbiased stringer for Bay Area and nationwide tv stations, together with Fox News, CNBC and CBS Evening information.
Carmody accused police of “intimidation” to “make me break my [journalistic] ethics.”
“I’m refusing to give up my source,” he mentioned.
A San Francisco Police Department spokesperson defended their motion in a press release Friday, saying that the warrant was granted by a decide and the raid was “part of an ongoing criminal investigation into the leak of the Adachi police report.”