Kevin O’Loughlin is wrestling with the Massachusetts attorney general’s office for compensation under a 2004 law that grants damages for the wrongly convicted.
The proposed legislation would eliminate a cap on damages and provide immediate funds for those likely to win their claim against the state.
Documents and information released by Boston police show that the department obtained the tracker years earlier than previously disclosed, and has used the device to assist outside agencies.
The Boston Police Department has pledged to make some disclosures about how they use cellphone trackers, after months of rebuffing questions on the covert surveillance technology.
Months after NECIR uncovered that Boston police use cellphone trackers in investigations, the department still has not answered basic questions. The BPD refuses to provide examples or a log of cases where they deployed the trackers.