While some police officers would like to be able to use GPS trackers on suspects without a warrant, being on the receiving end of surveillance is taken quite differently. Boston cops are concerned about the pending use of trackers on their cars.
The devices would monitor the movement of cruisers in real time, and their adoption comes following negotiations between the city and the patrol officers union, reports The Boston Globe. The installation needs the approval of the city council, but is likely to happen.
“We’ll be moving forward as quickly as possible,” Edward F. Davis said in an interview shortly before he resigned as Boston police commissioner early in November. “There are an enormous amount of benefits. . . . This is clearly an important enhancement and should lead to further reductions in crime.”