Bungling cops try to use dead chap's fingers to unlock his smartmobe

Cops Try Unlocking Phone With Dead Man's Finger

Police Show Up At Funeral Home, Attempt To Use Dead Man's Finger To Unlock His Phone

While you may waive your Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination by using biometric factors like facial or fingerprint recognition to unlock your phone, the same can not be said for passcodes.

While Armstrong told the Tampa Bay Times she felt "disrespected and violated" by the ghoulish activities, Lt. Randall Chaney of the Largo Police Department explained that the two officers didn't think a warrant was required because there is no expectation of privacy after death.

Mr Phillip was killed when officers tried to arrest him on March 23 after smelling marijuana in his auto.

Linus Phillip had been killed March 23.

"While the deceased person doesn't have a vested interest in the remains of their body, the family sure does, so it really doesn't pass the smell test", says a professor at Stetson University College of Law.

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"The law has been most cruel, really unforgiving to a dead person", Nwabueze told the Times. And after all that, the phone still did not unlock.

Militiamen gathered to unlock the gadget with a fingerprint of a dead African American.

It's also possible that Phillip did not have an iPhone since many of Apple's rivals have already come up with phones that also have a fingerprint biometric security feature. "It provides no entitlement or legal rights after death to a deceased person". But doing so, just like in Phillip's case, opens doors for ethical and legal questions on data security.

A dead man's finger could not unlock his phone, Florida police discovered after visiting a funeral home in a desperate attempt to access information that could assist them in an investigation.

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