U.S. justices limit police right to search cell phones

WASHINGTON, June 25 Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:24am EDT

WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that police officers usually need a warrant before they can search an arrested suspect's cellphone.

The court said on a 9-0 vote that the right of police to search an arrested suspect at the scene without a warrant does not extend in most circumstances to data held on a cell phone. (Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Howard Goller)

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