Jul 252014
 July 25, 2014  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Hamed Aleaziz reports:

Assurances that San Francisco will honor the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that searching an arrestee’s cell phone generally requires a warrant prompted the dismissal of a lawsuit by a civil rights activist who said a police officer had read his text messages after taking him into custody.

The activist, Bob Offer-Westort, was arrested in January 2012 after pitching a tent in a Castro neighborhood plaza to protest against proposed laws he saw as unfairly targeting the homeless. His lawsuit was dismissed in a deal with the San Francisco city attorney’s office.

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