COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is giving police more time to install an electronic tracking device after they get a search warrant.
The rule change by the court Monday gives law enforcement up to 10 days — instead of the current three days — to secretly install a tracking device. The court says the device can stay in place for 45 days.
The rule also requires that suspects whose vehicles are tracked must be given a copy of the search warrant within 10 days after the device is removed, unless police can show why a longer delay is needed.
Prosecutors had argued that it sometimes takes more than three days to safely and secretly install a tracking device.
The rule change takes effect July 1.