Judge in Florida dismisses case, explaining that police broke the law, trespassing on suspect’s property in order to place a GPS.
Some of the judge’s words:
“…Indeed, it is difficult to imagine a clearer example of this than what happened here; that is, law enforcement destroyed the only relevant GPS data after they obtained the data illegally and fully intended to withhold the data from everyone. Law enforcement clearly intended to cover up the illegal use of the GPS by both withholding and destroying the relevant GPS data from not only the Defendant, but also from the State. This clearly offends the sense of justice and fairness upon which the judicial system relies…”
Destroyed evidence….”illegally obtained”…”illegal use”…”cover up”
What also offends the sense of justice and fairness upon which the judicial system relies is that the prosecutor knows all this – his office has just been notified in the most blunt and obvious manner, verbally and in writing, by a judge – and he decides not to prosecute the cops involved for things like trespassing and destruction of evidence.
Glenn Hess, State Attorney, 14th Judicial Circuit, Florida, has no problem with police illegally trespassing on private property or illegally destroying evidence.