White House Pushes Cops to Hide Use of Spy Tech
The White House has been urging local police to hide details about their use of surveillance technology to access phone data from entire neighborhoods, according to the Associate Press.
An AP report reveals the Obama administration has intervened in routine state public records cases and criminal trials to avoid disclosing the use of such technology.
The interference has forced local police departments to withhold publicly requested materials or heavily censoring them.
Political observers say it is unusual for the federal government to get involved in local open records proceedings.