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Bill outlines rules for law enforcers when tracking cellphones (access required)

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Mia Garcia, spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s Office, said the legislation her agency crafted will make it clear in statute that state and local police are required to get a search warrant before they use devices like a “StingRay,” which can hone in on individual cell phones. And she said the “modernization” of existing laws is good for Arizonans.

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Roll the tape: Valley police departments deploy body cameras

Body cameras have made their way through several police departments across the state, including most recently Arizona State University and Tempe. (Photo by Becca Smouse/Cronkite News)

Officers from Arizona State University, Tempe and Maricopa County Sheriff’s office recently deployed body cameras to their officers, following suit of several other cities around the Valley, including Phoenix and Mesa. Body cameras have been adopted by law enforcement agencies across the nation, capturing interactions with the public and potentially controversial scenes of conflict.

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