Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan Should Not Resign

Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan screwed up when he sent police spokeswoman Mary Kusmiss to the home of Bay Area News Group reporter Doug Oakley late at night to correct a story that had been posted online. Meehan should have waited until the next morning to request the correction; he has acknowledged as much, and has apologized. And though his decision to dispatch Kusmiss to Oakley’s house at 12:45 a.m. was a mistake, the firestorm over his actions have been overblown and calls for him to resign have been off base.

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