10 officers paid overtime for iPhone
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Police chief Michael Meehan sent 10 officers for his son’s stolen iPhone.On January 11, 2012, an iPhone was stolen from the school locker of Berkeley, California police chief Michael Meehan’s son, reported Yahoo news on May 25. Because the phone had tracking capabilities, an investigation was launched that involved up to ten officers, some from the city’s drug task force. Four detectives were paid overtime as part of the search.
According to police department spokeswoman Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, “it is common for BPD officers to actively investigate an in-progress tracking signal from a stolen electronic device.” The iPhone’s signal stopped sending information in a North Oakland neighborhood, and was never found. This isn’t the first time Meehan has come under fire for some questionable decisions: He’s already being investigated for an incident involving a member of the local media.
Meehan allegedly sent an officer to a reporter’s home after midnight in order to persuade him to alter a story that had been published about the department. That investigation has already racked up a $50,000 bill that will be pinned on the city, and therefore, the taxpayers.