The Chicago privacy activist who currently has two pending stingray-related lawsuits against the Chicago Police Department has taken his quest one step further: he has now also sued the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO).
In a lawsuit filed last Thursday, Freddy Martinez describes how he filed a public records request to the prosecutors in the second-largest county in the United States to hand over “all records showing the case, the information that was used, the charges, the outcome of the case, how the information was obtained and by whom, and any court orders authorizing the use of the equipment.”
The case marks a rare instance of when an individual, rather than an organization like the American Civil Liberties Union (as was the case recently in New York), has taken a prosecutorial agency to task for failing to disclose stingray-related records.
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