Jun 282014
 
 June 28, 2014  Court, Surveillance

Alex Giles reports that the Wilmington Police Department in Delaware purchased Stingray equipment in 2008, but no mention of it has been made in any court orders since then – and the Public Defender’s Office wants to know why.

“I have not seen any court order. I am not aware of what judge they have received a court order,” the Public Defender explained.

Harjo said she has no problem with the use of technology, as long as it is being done legally.

“If it’s a good tool for reducing crime and arresting violent individuals than they should use the tool, but there should not be any hesitation in there (sic) honesty about how they’re using it or under what circumstances they’re using it,” she explained.

The WPD has previously said they’re tracking phones legally and they are not infringing on the rights of civilians.

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Harjo said she would be making public records requests for court orders mandating use of the Stingray technology.

She explained that she will also ask investigators to provide proof of any use of the equipment during future court cases.

Read more on WECT.

So will someone from the U.S. Marshals service now swoop in and take custody of any records?

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