01 Aug Authorities Use Phone Data to Indict Trump Protesters During Inauguration
Reports last Wednesday revealed that authorities who took Trump protesters’ mobile phones during the inauguration are planning to use phone information to formally charge them of public disorder and conspiracy.
Riot charges for felony have been ordered on more than 200 people for participating in anti-Trump demonstrations that damaged cars and windows in the January 20 inauguration. Some of the accused might even serve 75 years in jail, but with barely any proof against them.
However, investigators were reported to have accessed information in phones of 8 suspects. They now intend to use data evidence in court, citing internet browser history, photographs, and messages they collected from the devices.
Prosecutors took advantage of the collected information to indict the protesters. In this case, they are said to be within bounds for as long as they only take data that’s related to the the riot, or other contacts that were involved in the incident.
Source: The Daily Beast