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San Francisco police chief defends controversial search of reporter's home

Facing a firestorm of public criticism, San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said Tuesday the controversial raid of a journalist's home earlier this month was prompted by the suspicion that the reporter was a co-conspirator in a criminal investigation, adding that his alleged conduct "crossed the line."

Scott explained at a 20-minute news conference that freelance videographer Bryan Carmody allegedly played a role, along with

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