Supreme Court to rule on privacy of officers' texts sent on department-owned phones

The Ontario, Calif. police department was sued after the chief read sexually explicit texts sent by officers


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ONTARIO, Calif. — When Ontario, California, Police Sgt. Jeff Quon used his city-issued text messaging pager to exchange hundreds of personal messages, some of a "sexually explicit" nature, did he have a right to expect those messages would be kept private?

The Supreme Court decided Monday that it will determine whether a police officer has a "reasonable expectation" of privacy on his official wireless two-way text-messaging pager.

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