Fred Clasen-Kelly reports:
Two Mecklenburg County Superior Court judges say they believe the public has a right to learn more about the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s secret surveillance of cellphones, despite the city’s position that details about the operation must not be revealed.
Judges Richard Boner and Robert Bell told the Observer they are willing to consider unsealing some orders that authorized CMPD to use portable equipment that intercepts cellphone information from criminal suspects and innocent people alike. “I can’t think of a justification once everything is over and done with” to keep the records shielded, Boner said.
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