Court: Warrantless GPS tracking violated man's rights


January 4, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — Police officers who put a GPS tracking device on a tractor-trailer without first getting a warrant violated the rights of a man who was later convicted of transporting more than 2,100 pounds of marijuana in the truck, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

However, the court still ruled against 45-year-old Emilio Jean when it refused to throw out evidence from the surveillance, concluding the law on such tracking was unsettled at the time and officers believed their actions were lawful.

The tractor-trailer was driven by Jean and another man after it left Phoenix for Cal...

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