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Public defender's office to review cases involving stingray technology

Public defender's office to review cases involving stingray technology

The Baltimore public defender's office said it plans to review nearly 2,000 cases in which police used a controversial cellphone surveillance tool without defense attorneys' knowledge, and decide whether to challenge them. Baltimore Deputy Public Defender Natalie Finegar said Friday that her office would revisit all cases in which the tracking device known as a stingray was used, prioritizing those in which defendants are still incarcerated. The charges range from larceny to homicide, and the public defender's office expects to ask judges to toss out a number of criminal convictions. "This is a very serious discovery violation," Finegar said. "It really...

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