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 September 8, 2016  Court, Featured News

Chris Palmer reports:

If police think someone has child pornography on his computer, should investigators be able to force him to provide his passwords – or would that violate his constitutional right against self-incrimination?

That issue was at the heart of an appellate hearing Wednesday in federal court in Philadelphia in the case of Francis Rawls, a former Philadelphia police sergeant, who has not been charged with a crime but who has been in custody for nearly a year in contempt of court for failing to unlock his encrypted electronic devices.

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