Wis. Senate passes cellphone tracking ban

CREATED Feb 18, 2014

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Police would be prohibited from tracking cellphone locations without a warrant under a bill headed to Gov. Scott Walker.
   
The Senate passed the measure on Tuesday on a voice vote. The Assembly approved it last week.
   
Under the bill, police would have to submit details about their investigation in the application for a warrant to track a cellphone.
   
That information would include the subject of the investigation, a statement of the crime and a statement of probable cause to believe there is criminal activity. Police would also have to decide how tracking the phone would yield relevant information.