Supreme Court says search warrants needed when police use GPS devices to track suspects

By Associated Press, Updated: Monday, January 23, 10:02 AM

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police must get a search warrant before using GPS technology to track criminal suspects.

The GPS device helped authorities link Washington, D.C., nightclub owner Antoine Jones to a suburban house used to stash money and drugs. He was sentenced to life in prison before the appeals court overturned the conviction.