DOVER, Del. (AP)- The state attorney general's office says Delawareans have no expectation of privacy when they're driving.
But a judge has ruled otherwise, throwing out drug evidence seized by police who placed a GPS device on a man's car without a search warrant, then tracked his movements 24 hours a day for three weeks.
Judge Jan Jurden ruled this week that the placement of the GPS device on Michael Holden's car by a DEA task force constituted an unlawful search.
Jurden said people do have a diminished expectation of privacy while traveling on public roads. But she warned that an Orwellian "Big Brother" state is now technologically feasible, and that without adequate protections, there is nothing to prevent citizens from being tracked 24/7.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:58 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:58:27 GMT
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Delaware State Police are asking public's assistance in attempting to identify two suspects involved in the unlawful use of a credit card at various stores in the Rehoboth Beach area.More
Delaware State Police are asking the public's assistance in identifying two suspects alleged to have been involved in the unlawful use of a credit card at various stores in the Rehoboth Beach area.More
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CAMDEN, Del.- Delaware State Police detectives have arrested a Camden-Wyoming man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. Jason S. Anker, 32, was taken into custody Monday and charged with first-degreeMore
Delaware State Police detectives have arrested a Camden-Wyoming man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl.More
Fourteen-year-old Christina Atkins died two years ago. Her family said she was in a locked bathroom at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes giving a urine sample, when she had some sort of a medical emergency. What exactly that emergency was remains a mystery. Regardless, she was behind a locked door. WBOC's Mike Chesney reports.More