Apr 202012
 
 April 20, 2012  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Kim Zetter reports:

A federal judge in Iowa has ruled that evidence gathered through the warrantless use of covert GPS vehicle trackers can be used to prosecute a suspected drug trafficker, despite a Supreme Court decision this year that found such tracking unconstitutional without a warrant.

U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett in Sioux City ruled last week (.pdf) that the GPS tracking evidence gathered by federal DEA agents last year against suspected drug trafficker Angel Amaya, prior to the Supreme Court ruling, can be submitted in court because the agents were acting in good faith at the time.

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