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Purveyor

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Wed Jul 13, 2016, 04:57 PM Jul 2016

In First, U.S. Judge Throws Out Cell Phone 'Stingray' Evidence [View all]

Source: Reuters

For the first time, a federal judge has suppressed evidence obtained without a warrant by U.S. law enforcement using a stingray, a surveillance device that can trick suspects' cell phones into revealing their locations.

U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan on Tuesday ruled that defendant Raymond Lambis' rights were violated when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration used such a device without a warrant to find his Washington Heights apartment.

The DEA had used a stingray to identify Lambis' apartment as the most likely location of a cell phone identified during a drug-trafficking probe. Pauley said doing so constituted an unreasonable search.

"Absent a search warrant, the government may not turn a citizen's cell phone into a tracking device," Pauley wrote.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-stingray-idUSKCN0ZS2VI

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