WaPo: Police hid a tracking device on a suspect’s car — then charged him with theft for removing it

WaPo: Police hid a tracking device on a suspect’s car — then charged him with theft for removing it by
Brittany Shammas (“For about a week in summer 2018, Indiana authorities monitored a suspected drug dealer’s movements using a GPS tracking device they had surreptitiously placed on his Ford Expedition. One night, the tracker went dark. A Warrick County sheriff’s deputy went to investigate and discovered that the device was gone. In a move that appeared to perplex Indiana Supreme Court justices reviewing the case, the alleged dealer — a Boonville, Ind., man named Derek Heuring — was charged with theft for taking it off. The case raises questions about both private and government surveillance, potentially having ramifications beyond Heuring and his legal situation.”)

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