Today the owner of the apartment complex in which the alleged San Bernardino shooters lived allowed several media outlets to tour (and inspect the contents of) their apartment. As you can see in the incredibly awkward clip above, MSNBC decided to broadcast one of their reporters rifling through Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik’s belongings, including books, random family photos, and various personal documents.
MSNBC reported that the FBI cleared all evidence from the apartment before reporters got inside, but Grasswire reports the San Bernardino Sheriff’s spokesperson has disputed that claim.
A spokesperson for the Sheriff told Gawker that the Sheriff has released the crime scene to the FBI. We have contacted an FBI spokesperson for comment and will update if and when we hear back.
Many personal belongings of the alleged shooters were left in the apartment for MSNBC to sift through and broadcast live, with no redactions. The broadcast showed everything from photos of unidentified children to baby items to IDs and social security cards.
“We have quite a number of photographs here, but we don’t know, we don’t know if it’s [the shooter],” the reporter, Kerry Sanders, said at one point, rifling through family photos on-camera as anchor Andrea Mitchell commented uncomfortably on the extremely personal items from inside the studio.
CNN also broadcast live from the apartment, showing children’s toys and other personal items.
CNN’s own law enforcement analyst did not think that was appropriate.
Later on CNN, a man was seen exiting the apartment with an orange item. He has since identified himself on Twitter as The Sunday Times’ Toby Harnden.
Another woman was seen taking her child into the crime scene.
And now there’s a dog.
Fox News, also at the scene, has had some technical difficulties.
And here’s an update on the landlord who let the media in in the first place.
In a statement after its broadcast from the scene, MSNBC said it regrets showing images of IDs and photos.
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