Police in new Jersey will be able to access mobile phones on the order

The appellate court of new Jersey ordered the citizens to provide law enforcement agencies access to their mobile phones if they have a warrant for it.

According to the court ruling of 15 November, a former employee of the County Sheriff’s office Essex Robert Andrews had to communicate passwords to the contents of the 2 iPhones that are now investigators.

July 1, 2015, Andrews was suspended from his job in law enforcement, and in 2016 he brought charges of misconduct and obstructing an investigation into the activities of a criminal gang.

According to prosecutors, Andrews intervened in the preparation and operation TIDE, which lasted 5 months, which resulted in the June 30, 2015 was arrested 48 people.

According to the prosecution, Andrews warned one of the drug dealers that he was being watched. Investigators found that police were on the phone with some suspects.

However, Andrews argued that the information on the phone can testify against him, and it violates the fifth amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

In the end, November 15, 2018, the court recognized reasonableness of the results the investigators warrants check smartphones Andrews, and the enjoyment of the passwords to them — does not violate the fifth amendment.