Feb 152015
 February 15, 2015  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Fred Clasen-Kelly reports some progress in North Carolina since an earlier report in November that noted what we have seen all too often – police departments and prosecutors tell courts and defense attorneys that they cannot disclose details of StingRay use due to non-disclosure agreements.

Clasen-Kelly reports that among the changes that are going into effect for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are:

  • They are disclosing to judges how investigators track cellphones and other wireless devices;
  • Defendants may learn if police used a powerful surveillance device to locate and arrest them; and
  • The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office will reveal results from a review of hundreds of criminal cases it launched after a judge unsealed records about cellphone tracking.

Read more about the impetus for these changes and what else is being discussed for the future on Charlotte Observer.

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