SFPD Tries to Fire Cop for Protesting Illegal Search of Journalist's Records

Richard Hechler

In this week's column, I describe how the San Francisco Police Department is attempting to fire a 24-year veteran for resisting orders to illegally search a journalist's records.

Oakland First Amendment attorney David Greene was astonished by the move: “The right thing to do is not to purposefully and knowingly break the

law … it does seem odd to me that that decision would be considered grounds

for discipline against an officer.”

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