Law enforcement technology

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo an iPhone is seen in Washington. The government inspected a record number of international travelers' electronic devices in the last budget year. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday that it inspected 30,200 phones and other electronic devices in fiscal year 2017 _ a nearly 60 percent spike from 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 05, 2018 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government inspected a record number of international travelers' electronic devices last year, expanding a practice that has drawn alarm from privacy advocates. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday that its border agents inspected 30,200 phones and other...
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Heather Gooze, Las Vegas shooting witness, cries as she testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, entitled: "Firearm Accessory Regulation and Enforcing Federal and State Reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 06, 2017 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation intended to make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines (all times local): 1:20 p.m. A Maryland police chief is calling on Congress to pass legislation that prohibits the use of devices that allow semi-automatic...
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November 28, 2017 - 3:23 pm
A 21-year-old woman told authorities in Pennsylvania she was afraid her ex-boyfriend might harm her in the weeks before he apparently killed her and her mother. Court records obtained Tuesday show that Victoria Schultz talked to police and testified about her concerns after she found a tracking...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 file photo, people walk past a fallen transformer and downed power lines on Parker Hill Road in Santa Rosa, Calif. The wildfires that damaged much of remote Northern California areas, crippling cell phones, landlines and internet leads some to believe that old-fashioned sirens and ham radios might be more reliable in a disaster. (Nhat V. Meyer/San Jose Mercury News via AP, File)
November 09, 2017 - 4:43 pm
UKIAH, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires that killed nine people in a remote Northern California county last month also crippled land lines, cell phones and internet service, the local sheriff said Thursday, saying the disaster shows old-fashioned sirens and ham radios have a place in emergencies. Failures...
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FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Philadelphia. Wray said federal agents haven’t been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices they’ve tried to access in a year. (AP Photo/Michael Balsamo)
October 22, 2017 - 4:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to recover...
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September 14, 2017 - 6:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Police released bodycam footage Thursday showing the tense buildup to the fatal shooting of a man holding a knife and what turned out to be a fake gun, though the cameras didn't capture a clear picture of the moment when officers opened fire. It was the first fatal police encounter...
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September 14, 2017 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department released bodycam footage on Thursday of a chaotic scene in which officers shot and killed a man with a knife and a fake gun, the first fatal police encounter captured on the devices since officers started wearing them this year. The video shows the...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2013 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference to announce the increase in penalties for texting while driving in New York. New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the “textalyzer” that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving. Cuomo announced Wednesday, July 26, 2017, that he would direct the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee to examine the technology, as well as the privacy and constitutional questions it could raise. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
July 26, 2017 - 12:54 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that he would direct the Governor's...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2013 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference to announce the increase in penalties for texting while driving in New York. New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the “textalyzer” that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving. Cuomo announced Wednesday, July 26, 2017, that he would direct the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee to examine the technology, as well as the privacy and constitutional questions it could raise. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
July 26, 2017 - 12:52 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a crash was texting while driving. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) announced Wednesday that he's directing the Governor's...
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In this Feb. 16, 2017 photo, Burnsville Police Sgt. Chris Wicklund turns his his body camera off after completing a call in Burnsville, Minn. When a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed Justine Damond, who had called in a possible crime in the alley behind her house on July 15, his body camera wasn't running. Criminal-justice experts say the early numbers suggest that officers aren't turning them on often enough, and Minneapolis isn't the only city where that's the case. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
July 19, 2017 - 4:23 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police and protesters heralded the arrival of the body camera as a critical window into officers' everyday activities after the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. But as the killing of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis officer over the weekend showed, the technology depends on...
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