May 162019
 
 May 16, 2019  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

If police officers want to use a dealer-installed GPS system to track a driver, they need to get a warrant. That was the ruling Monday by US District Judge Gary Feinerman who ruled in favor of an accused watch thief who was caught because the getaway car, a silver 2003 Lexus RX, had a tracking device installed by the dealer. The issue before the federal court was not the robbery itself, but whether police violated the law by turning to a third party to obtain GPS location data on a motorist without a warrant.

Read more about the case on TheNewspaper.com.  The case is US v. Diggs (US District Court, Northern District Illinois, 5/13/2019), available on TheNewspaper.com site.

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