Report: California AG's Office Has Been Secretly Recording Conversations With Reporters

By: The press secretary for California Attorney General Jerry Brown has been secretly recording telephone conversations with reporters, an apparent violation of state law.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that spokesman Scott Gerber acknowledged taping a phone interview with one of its reporters. It said Gerber later acknowledged recording other conversations with reporters without asking their permission.

California is one of 12 states that require notification of all parties before a phone call is taped.

Chronicle Managing Editor Stephen Proctor called the recordings troubling and says the newspaper thought the public should know about them.

Brown's office did not immediately return a call seeking comment.


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