Monday, August 20, 2007

Colorado Wiretaps Hit 10 Year High; Used Mostly in Drug Cases

Source: Crime and Justice News, August 20, 2007.

"The number of phones secretly wiretapped by Colorado law enforcement hit a 10-year high last year, leading to large drug busts statewide while raising concerns about the privacy of innocent people, reports the Rocky Mountain News. The increase was led by the U.S. Attorney's Office, which used 108 wiretaps in its first year under U.S. Attorney for Colorado Troy Eid. That's four times the number used in the 12 months prior to Eid's August 2006 arrival. State prosecutors got permission to use 43 wiretaps in 2006 - more than in the previous nine years combined, says an annual report by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. "

Rocky Mountain News

1 comment:

Odelia said...

Good words.