5/24/2012

Berkeley Police Chief Under Fire for Sending 10 Officers to Find Son's Missing Cell Phone - Michael Meehan

You can get a new one for what, like $200 bucks? How much does it cost to sent ten cops out looking for it?

Dumbass!

Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan, already under fire for sending an officer to a reporter's house after midnight, ordered police - some on overtime - to look for his teenage son's stolen cell phone in Oakland, authorities said Monday.

Officers did not file a police report about the January incident, "an oversight that came to our attention when researching your questions," said police Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, a department spokeswoman.

On Jan. 11, Meehan's son reported that somebody stole his iPhone from his locker at Berkeley High School. The phone was equipped with tracking software. The chief showed his own phone to the property crimes sergeant, who deployed his team and drug task force officers to look for the missing phone, Kusmiss said.

The signal stopped updating the phone's position near 55th Street and San Pablo in North Oakland. The phone wasn't found.

Berkeley chief used police to look for son's phone