07/09/2011

Calif. bill wouldn't limit cell phone evidence

Calif. legislation would allow cell phone evidence even if officers extracted the information without asking a judge

By Bob Egelko
The San Francisco Chronicle

SAN FRANCISCO — Legislation that would require police to get a warrant before searching a cell phone wouldn't prevent prosecutors from introducing evidence of the phone's contents, even if officers defied the law and extracted the information without asking a judge.

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