Wisconsin court to decide cellphone tracking cases

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to clarify whether police can use cellphone data to track suspects.

The justices are expected to release rulings Thursday in a pair of homicide cases in Milwaukee and Kenosha counties. Police in both cases used data from the suspects' cellphone providers to track them down. They arrested the suspect in the Milwaukee case, Bobby Tate, in his mother's apartment. They arrested the Kenosha suspect, Nicolas Subdiaz-Osorio, in Arkansas.

In Tate's case, police obtained a warrant before tracking his phone. He argues that detectives didn't have enough evidence to justify the order. Subdiaz-Osorio contends the search of his phone was illegal.


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