San Bernardino police chief: iPhone may not contain anything of value

The iPhone behind the Apple/FBI showdown may contain nothing of value, according to San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.
The iPhone behind the Apple/FBI showdown may contain nothing of value, according to San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.

While it has forced a showdown between Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said there's “a reasonably good chance that the iPhone 5c used by shooter Syed Rizwan Farook contains “nothing of any value.”

Burguan told NPR that the push to unlock the phone is simply “an effort to leave no stone unturned in the investigation.” Not attempting to access the data it contains isn't fair to Farook's victims or their families, he said. 

“The worst-case scenario obviously, is that maybe there was some information on there that would lead to a larger plot or to a larger network and therefore are other people out there that are still a potential danger,” the police chief said in an interview with NPR. “I think the probability is probably low, but it could be.”

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