GLENDALE, AZ - The Glendale Police Department is being accused of using several GPS tracking devices to follow the mother of missing 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley.
Officers would not comment on the techniques they may or not be using because of the sensitivity of the investigation.
But Jerice Hunter's attorney, Scott Maasen, said at least three devices were found on the cars of her friends who drove her around town over the past few months. Hunter does not have a car herself and often gets rides from her friends.
Maasen said the first device was found a few weeks ago when a man was checking under the hood of her car and noticed a box.
The man didn't recognize the box and thought it was strange.
He then found another on his wife's car and decided to take pictures.
Then, according to Maasen, he drove to the dealership to get more information on the device but was stopped as he went in by several undercover officers who were following him.
The officers demanded that he give back the devices.
Maasen believes the devices are GPS Trackers placed on the cars so that police know where Hunter traveled. He also believes she was being traced and followed by undercover officers 24/7.
"We need police to play by the rules," said Maasen.
Just this week the US Supreme Court ruled that it is a violation of privacy for police to secretly place a tracking device on someone's automobile.
Maasen said if this case would ever go to court it will be an issue for the judge to decide.
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