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Cameron v. District of Columbia – Challenging Practice of Needlessly Retaining Arrested Individuals' Cell Phones for Months or Years Without Process

When people are arrested, the police take their belongings, then generally give them back upon release unless the property is evidence. But the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department has a different practice for arrestees’ cell phones.

November 4, 2021 Police Practices and Police Misconduct Due Process/Procedural Rights Freedom of Speech and Association