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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A South Georgia prosecutor says today's Supreme Court decision, that police can't search your cell phone without first getting a warrant, will not change their investigation processes.  

The high court said cell phones carry so much personal information, they ruled unanimously that police officers must first get a search warrant before searching your cell phone.

Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards says it's a good decision. "We're talking about many things that people have an expectation of privacy in.  So this ruling is not unreasonable, and we've been following that general course anyway," said Edwards.  

Under today's ruling, the Supreme Court says police can take your phone to preserve it as evidence, but they have to demonstrate to a Judge the specific evidence of what they are looking for in your cell phone or device, and get a search warrant before they can search it.

 

 

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