Sep 172015
 
 September 17, 2015  Court, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Nick Cahill reports:

Nine years after it began tracking private citizens’ cellphone calls and text messages without warrants, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday it will no longer do so without a court order.

Sheriff Scott Jones announced the new policy on Stingray technology days after the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office asked a state judge to order the county’s district attorney to release the names of people targeted by the surveillance technology.

In a Sept. 10 Superior Court complaint on behalf of six clients, the Public Defender’s Office called the county’s use of the Stingray tool “secretive,” and said it hurt public trust in law enforcement.

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