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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 2010

Police accused of violating rights of Guam TV station

Associated Press

HAGATNA, Guam A Guam TV station says its constitutional rights were violated when police in the U.S. territory searched its offices and confiscated a document used in a news report.

Police executed a search warrant Wednesday, the day after KUAM reported a police officer allegedly failed a polygraph test that was part of becoming a trainee.

The news story cited an official police department document that allegedly shows Police Chief Paul Suba's initials next to instructions to move forward with the officer's training.

The department's legal counsel, James Mitchell, says police went to recover the "confidential" document after it disappeared from the department's personnel office, but only found a copy, which they took.