The Reporter Who Poked the Police Tiger in San Francisco

Pressland Editors
Oct 4, 2019 · 10 min read

The arrest of Bay Area freelancer Bryan Carmody after he published leaked SFPD documents has national implications for a free press.

Making the SFPD look bad is risky business for an independent jounalist.

By Jim Knipfel

On February 22, San Francisco public defender Jeff Adachi died of an apparent heart attack at age 59. Adachi, who’d held his post for sixteen years, was the only elected public defender in…