As a fake reporter who gets more gossip on locals than anyone would really care to have much less publicize, I certainly respect an actual journalist who is acting within his scope of work to protect his sources.
Late Sunday Mark Oswald, staff writer for the Journal Santa Fe broke the story of how revered KOB-TV reporter Gadi Schwartz is set to be deposed in ongoing litigation over the firings and disciplinary actions taken against multiple Santa Fe Police Officers.
An attorney for the officers involved in the case claims that 2010 dash-cam video of officers arresting a man in a Walmart parking lot included in a KOB-TV report aired in March was released to “influence” the department’s internal investigation of the matter.
Ay, there’s the rub…Schwartz who obtained the video for his report has now been subpoenaed to reveal his source. Mark Oswald writes, The video of the arrest is a public record. After KOB’s report…the Journal obtained a copy under a public records request to city government.”
Read the full Journal story here.