Oct 192016
 
 October 19, 2016  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Brandon Stahl reports:

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday ruled it unconstitutional for law enforcement to install a GPS tracking device on a vehicle without a warrant, a decision applauded by privacy-rights groups.

The decision followed a 5-year investigation by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources that resulted in one of the highest-profile poaching cases in the state in recent years.

In January, Lac qui Parle prosecutors charged Joshua Dwight Liebl, 39, with 13 counts related to poaching after a DNR officer obtained a judge’s order to secretly install a tracking device on Liebl’s truck.

Read more on the Star Tribune.

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