A motion to unseal SFPD's application for the warrants was also filed Thursday by the First Amendment Coalition, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
"These documents are of the utmost public interest because they'll help to explain what happened here — how things went off the rails such that a police department you know essentially broke down the door of a journalist put him in handcuffs ... and took materials they're not entitled to take," said David Snyder, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition.
Elected city officials have largely stood by the raid or stayed silent.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed said Wednesday she supports the judges' decision to issue the search warrants.
"Our role is to follow the law, and the judges ultimately make the decisions," Breed said. "They made the decision. And so at this point, you know, I support their decision."
But Supervisor Hillary Ronen spoke out against the raid.
"The police have gone about this completely wrong," Ronen said.