Police Went to a Funeral Home to Unlock a Dead Man’s Phone With His Finger

It’s kind of hard to assert one’s 4th Amendment rights when one is dead.

(From Time)

Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man’s finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation.

Thirty-year-old Linus Phillip was killed by a Largo police officer last month after authorities say he tried to drive away before an officer could search him.

At the funeral home, two detectives held the man’s hands up to the phone’s fingerprint sensor but could not unlock it.

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