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May 24, 2012

All hands on deck: Police chief deployed ten officers to find son’s iPhone

  • cause In January, a freshman at a California high school found that his iPhone, which had Apple’s Find My iPhone software installed, was missing from his locker. He informed his father, who happens to be the Berkeley police chief.
  • reaction Chief Michael Meehan put ten officers on the case, four of which logged two hours of overtime knocking on doors. The phone was never found, and a police report was never written. But a reporter caught wind weeks later.
  • response Meehan has faced significant controversy for weeks over the issue — including wasteful spending related to the case — and recently talked to a reporter about the January incident. “I think it was worth it,” he said. source

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