Wiretapping Increases 250% in Last Decade, Local Police Lead


by Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Jul 11, 2013 | Views: 66 | Score: 0
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Anthony Sibley (AJ)
Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Jul 11, 2013 3:45 AM said:

From 2002-2012, wiretap applications rose by 250%. Previously mainly utilized by federal agents, local police are increasingly, aggressively, utilizing intercepts. While authorization is ostensibly required, this oversight is questionable; of the 23,925 requests filed during this time, 7 were rejected. In 2002, 77.5% of wiretaps concerned narcotics offenses, in 2012, 87.3% did. The average cost of intercepts was $50,452.