"How does a police officer claim a privacy right when everything he does in the performance of his duty is public record?," said Bretney.
Mr. White refused to comment on this story.
Update June 4, 2013: James A. Bretney prevailed in court in early December 2013 when the City of Santa Monica dropped all charges against Bretney. "This is a victory for free speech only blackened by its belated arrival." City Attorney Terry White, the same prosecutor who failed to get a conviction against Rodney King's cops in 1991, was not available for comment. Although it has been said that the taxpayers of Santa Monica have paid City Attorney Terry White as much as $ 400,000 per year in compensation, his employment is not certain.