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TX Officials Unsure About Cell Phone Ruling

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January 7, 2011

Though California's Supreme Court on Monday ruled that police can search arrestees' cell phones without a warrant, some Texas judges and a deputy chief at the Dallas Police Department (DPD) disagree, Dallas Morning News reports. "If you've ever been the detective on the stand in a trial and they say they think you've obtained evidence illegally, it's always better to err on the side of caution," said DPD Deputy Chief Craig Miller. State District Judge Don Adams said he would advise police to get a warrant "until the Texas Court of Appeals rules or the U.S. Supreme Court rules."
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