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Published January 23, 2012, 06:51 PM

Supreme Court changes the way police use GPS

Washington, DC (WDAY TV) - The Supreme Court is changing the way police are tracking criminals.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The Supreme Court is changing the way police are tracking criminals. The high court has ruled police need a search warrant if they want to use GPS to track suspects.

A Washington night club owner had his life sentence overturned, when police didn't get a search warrant to install a GPS device on his vehicle to track his movement. The GPS device helped locate a house used to stash drugs and money. Both an appeals court and the Supreme Court overturned the conviction.

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