- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - An appeals court says there’s no right to privacy in records that show the location of towers used to complete cellphone calls.

The court ruled Wednesday in the case of two men convicted of a series of armed robberies in the Detroit area. The evidence included records from phone companies that showed the men used their phones 2 miles or less from the robbery sites.

Timothy Carpenter and Timothy Sanders say the records were obtained without a search warrant, a violation of the Fourth Amendment. But the federal appeals court disagreed, saying the content of calls may be private but not the technical information necessary to get calls from “point A to point B.”

Carpenter and Sanders are serving long prison sentences.


Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide