|Fla. Supreme Court puts limits on phone tracking|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TALLAHASSEE — Police in Florida aren’t allowed to use a cellphone to track someone’s movements according to a sweeping new ruling from the Florida Supreme Court.
The court by a 5-2 vote ruled Thursday that authorities in Broward County had no right to stop and arrest Shawn Tracey for possession of more than 400 grams of cocaine.
Law enforcement had a warrant that allowed them to monitor the phone numbers of incoming and outgoing phone calls.
But a majority of justices said that did not give them permission to track Tracey’s movements through location of his phone.
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