An Omaha attorney has an unique perspective on a US Supreme Court ruling. The high court said law enforcement must obtain a search warrant before attaching a GPS tracking device to a suspect's vehicle.
A client of attorney James Martin Davis discovered tracking devices under his three vehicles last fall. That's a story first reported by Channel Six News.
Davis said until now the law hasn't caught up to technology. Davis said, What these devices do are track your every moment in the car. If you are going to the doctor, the grocery or you are seeing a girlfriend and you're married." Davis said the high court was right to rule that citizens have a right to privacy in their car.
Davis said his hard a clank and checked under his vehicle to find a tracking device had come loose. He checked two other vehicles and found the same type of device.
Davis said, "What remains a mystery is who put them on." Though his client got a knock on the door from someone claiming to be from law enforcement asking for the trackers back, the person didn't identify which agency. Davis said his client asked to see a warrant but the
person didn't have one.
Instead the client turned the trackers over to his attorney who plans to take them to Omaha police headquarters soon as found property.