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Jailed ex-sergeant loses contempt case over device passwords

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Jailed ex-sergeant loses contempt case over device passwords

A U.S. appeals court on Monday rejected a fired police sergeant's stance that he has a Fifth Amendment right not to turn over computer passwords in a child porn investigation. A lawyer with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who argued the case last year, disagreed. "You're being compelled to provide the contents of your mind. That is squarely prohibited by the Fifth Amendment," Senior Staff Attorney Mark Rumold said. "Law enforcement is asking (him) to produce evidence that they don't have to aid in his conviction."

Monday, March 20, 2017
Associated Press

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