May 24, 2012 10:21 AM by Associated Press
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - The police chief of the California college town of Berkeley is defending using 10 officers - some on overtime - to search for his teenage son's stolen iPhone.
Police Chief Michael Meehan told the Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/Lcal4Z ) on Wednesday no preferential treatment was given when the officers, including three detectives and a sergeant, searched for the phone, which was taken from a school locker in January.
Meehan says field supervisors decide how many officers to put on a case and he's confident the search was properly handled.
The police chief also came under scrutiny in March after ordering an officer to a reporter's home to ask for changes to an online story about a community meeting criticizing the alleged slow police response to an elderly man's beating death. Meehan apologized.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com