FAC and the Committee to Protect Journalists sent a letter to San Francisco Mayor London Breed today requesting a meeting about steps the city can take to ensure press freedom.
The letter asked Breed to address police officers’ use of five warrants to search the home, office and electronics of freelance journalist Bryan Carmody as part of an investigation into how he obtained a police report. Noting that the mayor in May said that the city should adopt a protocol for investigations involving the media, the letter made recommendations. These included that the city make public any investigations into the raid on Carmody and increase training for officers on legal protections for journalists.
Read the full letter here.
For more about the Bryan Carmody story, see FAC’s in-depth page.