I interpreted the "can't determine when it was downloaded" to mean that the time stamp, file location, or other metadata either implied another user downloaded/copied it, or ruled him out as the downloader. If they were to plant a file, I would think they would match the times stamp, etc., to clearly implicate Gartenlaub (assuming minimal competency, which could be where my expectations diverge from reality).
IANAL, but isn't restraining someone and keeping them in a place against their will without any legal justification also known as kidnapping? I believe that's a felony. And he's plotting this kidnapping across state lines, which would make it a violation of federal law.
So are SF Police recruits going to be issued double-barreled shotguns to help enforce this rule? Thus they will be forced to reload as they reassess.
The article does mention that the two bullet rule and the two hour training are for recruits, implying that more experienced officers may still fire freely and without the constraints of de-escalation tactics clouding their judgement.
"Another new policy demands that all sworn officers take an additional eight-hour class on how to handle suspects with blades and other non-firearm weapons."
I'm assuming this is aka target practice, even if that's the opposite of the stated purpose.
Seller is promptly arrested and all their assets seized.
I would guess that small items like cameras would be sold to a police officer for a fraction of the actual resale value, and then they would sell it online and pocket the profits. The buyer who reported the pictures would then be arrested for possession, partly since now it's their word vs a police officer, and partly because they can.
They used a thermal imaging camera and thought they detected someone hiding in the attic.
So now having poor attic insulation is reasonable suspicion of harboring a fugitive?
Throughout the 20 1/2-hour ordeal, the children's pet rabbit scampered around the house.
Lucky it wasn't shot as an accomplice, for "charging menacingly toward an officer", or just as a case of mistaken identity. Some police do seem to like shooting pets.
The officers also tore apart the inside of the home in their futile search.
This is the part that really seem actionable. If they suspected he was in the attic, why would they need to touch anything clearly not in the attic? It's as if they were acting like vindictive, immature, poorly trained idiots instead of police officers.
and even the family’s Christmas tree was ripped through a window and smashed to bits.