A Conservative Missouri Republican senator proposed a bill to regulate police use on phone surveillance.
Wrap: The Missouri police have no law regulating their use of phone surveillance, sometimes referred to as "StingRay".
Kansas City area Republican Senator Will Kraus is pushing a bill that would restrict the use of StingRay in the state of Missouri.
|Description: "And all this bill is doing is saying 'hey it is private information and a police officer needs to have a warrant' except for certain circumstances such as kidnapping and rape and those kind of things where you have a violent crime where you're trying to catch a criminal that's time sensitive."|
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ryan McGrath.
Missouri Police could be faced with more obstacles before being allowed to use cellphone surveillance in investigations.
Wrap: Kansas City Republican Senator Will Kraus proposed a bill to regulate the use of phone surveillance in police investigations.
Missouri police use programs such as StingRay as cell site simulators to track the location, communication and user information to build evidence in ongoing investigations.
|Description: "I'm for the police. I want to make sure that they have the tools that they need to protect us as citizens. But I'm also about our personal liberties and our personal freedoms, and I want to make sure we have a fair balance."|