Justices will review police use of cellphone tower data
June 4, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a new case about digital age technology and privacy, the Supreme Court will consider whether police need warrants to review cellphone towers records that help them track the location of criminal suspects.
The justices agreed Monday to hear an appeal from Timothy Carpenter, who was sentenced to 116 years in prison after being convicted of armed robberies in Michigan and Ohio.
Police obtained records from cellular service providers that placed Carpenter's cellphone in the vicinity of the robberies.
The question is whether police should have to demonstrate to a judge tha...