Sheriff: We’ll get judicial approval—not a warrant—when using stingray

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD) announced a new cell-site-simulator policy earlier this week, saying that it would seek “judicial authorization” when deploying the devices, which are also known as stingrays.

In a press release, the largest law enforcement agency in California’s state capital region touted that it was the “first law enforcement agency in the country” to release such a policy.

The new policy comes just days after the SCSD admitted for the first time in a court filing that it had used its stingray without any judicial authorization. The SCSD also published and distributed its non-disclosure agreement with the FBI.

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