Texas Cops Need Warrant For Arrestee Cellphone Search

Law360, New York (February 27, 2014, 1:45 PM EST) -- Police may not search the contents of a person’s cellphone without a warrant, even when the phone is being stored in a jail property room, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals said Wednesday.

High school student Anthony Granville had been arrested for causing a disturbance on a school bus. He challenged a subsequent search of his phone that allegedly turned up a photo of another student urinating in a school bathroom, arguing he retained a legitimate expectation of privacy for the contents of his phone, despite...
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