Sarasota wins another open government lawsuit

A federal judge has denied the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida's request for records pertaining to the use of StingRay cellphone surveillance devices in the Sarasota area.

Tampa U.S. District Court Judge Steven D. Merryday ruled Friday that the ACLU's argument that the city of Sarasota should produce correspondence or records related to a police detective's use of a StingRay device was "without proof." Continue...