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From war on terror to your neighborhood: Surveillance device gives law enforcement access to phones

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According to Stephanie Lacambra, a cell-site simulator like the Stingray can gather data from all phones within a 200- to 500-meter radius.

 

Federal agents recently revealed that the key to tracking down a low-level accused drug dealer in Wayne County was a device that’s been used in the war on terror.

It’s called Stingray, and it helped police track down and arrest suspected drug dealer Daiven Hollinshed of Inkster.

Criminal defense attorney Stephanie Lacambra joined us today to talk about how the Stingray works, and some of the legal and ethical challenges that come with using the device in local police work.

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