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Baltimore judge allows police use of Stingray phone tracking in murder case
Baltimore judge allows police use of Stingray phone tracking in murder case

A city judge turned back a challenge Monday to the Baltimore Police Department's use of a controversial cellphone surveillance tool in a murder case, ruling that a suspect can't complain about police deploying the device to find a stolen phone. The case is the latest in recent months in which police disclosed use of a cell site simulator, which for years was shrouded in secrecy. Anthony Todd is accused of killing Kevin Gipson in March 2013, and police traced the victim's stolen cellphone to Todd's home. Detectives testified that the killing created an urgency that left no time to get a court order. Circuit Court Judge Timothy J. Doory ruled that Todd, 47, had no...

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