Berkeley police illegally searched the camera
- Judge: UC illegally searched journalist's camera
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Monday, June 21, 2010
(06-21) 16:30 PDT Berkeley, Calif. (AP) --
A judge has ruled that the University of California, Berkeley police
illegally searched the camera of a photojournalist who was covering a
student protest outside the chancellor's home.
The First Amendment Project said Monday that Alameda County Superior
Judge Yolanda Northridge on Friday invalidated the search warrant used
by UC police to review photographs taken by David Morse at the Dec. 11
The Oakland-based organization says the judge also ordered the
university to return all copies of Morse's photos.
Morse was covering the protest outside Chancellor Robert Birgeneau's
residence for the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center,
also known as Indybay.
UC Berkeley officials were not immediately available to comment on the
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