CPD sued over alleged cell phone snooping
Chicago police may have the power to snoop on your cell phone.
But one city resident says if it’s happening, it’s unconstitutional.
Chicagoan Freddy Martinez is suing to force the police department to reveal details about the alleged spying program.
Lawyers for Martinez say the department has bought equipment that allows police to secretly scan people’s cell phones for detecting phone numbers dialed and texted.
The technology also allows investigators to track a phone’s location and find a phone’s identification number.