Feb 082012
 
 February 8, 2012  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Kevin Johnson reports:

The FBI has begun cutting back GPS surveillance in an array of criminal and intelligence investigations following a Supreme Court ruling last month restricting its use, a federal law enforcement official said.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says GPS surveillance is the subject of legal analysis within the intelligence community.
The bureau began implementing the change the day after the Jan. 23 ruling in which the court found that attaching such a device to a car amounted to a search covered by the Fourth Amendment, requiring police to seek warrants in many cases.

Read more on USA Today.

But how much have state and local law enforcement cut back – and how much were they using warrantless GPS surveillance before the ruling? It would be nice to know.

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