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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Dressler
Carpenter v. United States
Citation:585 U.S. ___, 138 S.Ct. 2206, 201 L.Ed.2d 507.
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In 2011, police officers arrested four men suspected of robbing a series of Radio Shack and T-Mobile stores in Detroit. One of the men confessed and gave the FBI some phone numbers of his accomplices. Based on that information, the prosecutors obtained cell phone records under the Stored Communications Act for the defendant, Timothy Carpenter, and several other suspects. Each time a cell phone taps into the wireless network, the carrier logs a time-stamped record of the cell site and particular sector that were used. Using this cell-site location information, the government was able to track the defendant’s whereabouts for the past four months. With this information, the government produced maps that placed the defendant’s phone near four of the charged robberies.
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