- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court is giving police more time to install an electronic tracking device after they get a search warrant.

The rule change by the court Monday gives law enforcement up to 10 days - instead of the current three days - to secretly install a tracking device. The court says the device can stay in place for 45 days.

The rule also requires that suspects whose vehicles are tracked must be given a copy of the search warrant within 10 days after the device is removed, unless police can show why a longer delay is needed.

Prosecutors had argued that it sometimes takes more than three days to safely and secretly install a tracking device.

The rule change takes effect July 1.

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