PA: GPS tracker and audio recorder worn by CI for safety reasons not prohibited by Jones or 4A

The CI had a recorder and GPS tracking device placed on him for his safety while he was riding with the defendant. This is not a “tracking device” under state statute or Jones because it wasn’t planted on defendant’s property, and it is not prohibited by the Fourth Amendment. Commonwealth v. Glass, 2018 PA Super 328, 2018 Pa. Super. LEXIS 1301 (Dec. 3, 2018).

2255 petitioner claims the government directed illegal private searches and defense counsel was ineffective for not pursuing it. The record shows that search warrants were used, so there is no claim. Luzula v. United States, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 202778 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 30, 2018).*

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