September 30, 2014
The city attorney wants permission to inspect the car and cell phones belonging to the two brothers who survived a tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo.
Deputy City Attorney James Hannawalt sent a letter on Friday to the brothers' lawyer, Mark Geragos, asking him to make sure they preserve any photographs or call logs that were on the phones before the Christmas Day mauling that claimed the life of 17-year-old Carlos Sousa.
San Francisco police currently have possession of the phones, but the brothers, Kulbir and Paul Dhaliwal, have refused to authorize investigators to examine the contents, according to Herrera.
Herrera is proposing that his office and evidence experts hired by the brothers be allowed to inspect the phones and the car simultaneously.
A message to Geragos' office on Friday was not immediately returned.