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San Francisco Reaches $369K Settlement With Journalist Raided by Police

San Francisco Examiner-

Nearly a year after police raided his home and office in a widely condemned infringement of his rights as a journalist, a freelance videographer has reached a proposed settlement of $369,000 with the city and county of San Francisco.

The proposal, which is being introduced to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, would bring an end to the legal claim filed by cameraman Bryan Carmody over the five search warrants executed against him in the first half of 2019.

Police drew national attention for targeting Carmody during a criminal investigation into a leaked incident report on the February 2019 death of then-Public Defender Jeff Adachi. Carmody had obtained the report from a source and sold a copy to several television stations in his role as a freelance videographer.

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