SFPD Officer Andrew Cohen's suit alleged Mayor Gavin Newsom, Police Chief Heather Fong kept him from editing his Web site registration in retaliation for posting a video that was deemed insensitive by city officials.
At issue was Cohen's domain registration, which revealed his home address. GoDaddy restricted Cohen's access to his account after the SFPD issued a letter of preservation.
Cohen and his fellow officers at the Bay View Station recorded a series of sketches that featured jokes about the homeless, prostitution and cross-dressing among other attempts at humor.
"Videogate," as it was affectionately known by local news junkies with a taste for the absurd, wasn't really an issue until Newsom and Fong held a press conference, with Fong declaring the cinematic experiment as "an extremely dark day" in the SFPD's history.
As opposed to all the days of unsolved murders, instances of corruption and brutality in the force's long history. Not to mention "Fajitagate" just a few years previous.
That kind of news is just a bad hair day in comparison to amateur theatricals in poor taste.
Jackson West admits he's made some embarrassingly bad movies himself in the past.