Police Seize Jason Chen's Computers

Last Friday night, California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team entered editor Jason Chen's home without him present, seizing four computers and two servers. They did so using a warrant by Judge of Superior Court of San Mateo. According to Gaby Darbyshire, COO of Gawker Media LLC, the search warrant to remove these computers was invalid under section 1524(g) of the California Penal Code.

Here is all the documentation (Jason Chen's personal details are pixelated).

Search Warrant

Illustration for article titled Police Seize Jason Chens Computers
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Police Seize Jason Chens Computers
Illustration for article titled Police Seize Jason Chens Computers
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Police Seize Jason Chens Computers
Illustration for article titled Police Seize Jason Chens Computers

Inventory of seized material

Illustration for article titled Police Seize Jason Chens Computers
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Police Seize Jason Chens Computers

Gawker's legal response to the police

Illustration for article titled Police Seize Jason Chens Computers
Advertisement
Illustration for article titled Police Seize Jason Chens Computers

Jason Chen's account of the events

Illustration for article titled Police Seize Jason Chens Computers
Advertisement

Since this is a legal issue and we can't respond to comments, we are turning them off in this post

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION