Who's investigating this case? Has the network been declared a crime scene? Can a Cisco switch configuration be entered into evidence? If so, who is providing the required information to the police? If the FiberWAN network is as complex as it appears to be, are there CCIE-level forensic networking experts employed or contracted by the San Francisco police department? Who's inspecting ACLs for backdoors? Who's poring through routing tables looking for clues, or evidence of wrongdoing? How extensive was Childs' reach?
There are only around sixteen thousand CCIEs in the world. Since Cisco split the certification into different technologies, we might assume that there are maybe ten thousand individuals in the world that could match Terry Childs' switching and routing skills. Are any of them actively involved in the investigation of this case? If Childs has in fact been offering to give the city access to the network since last Tuesday, as his lawyer claims, why hasn't this happened by now?
In short, how on Earth does the city of San Francisco plan on prosecuting Terry Childs? How much will it cost for them to get rid of their most advanced networking expert?