Skip to comments.Cops use pacemaker data to charge homeowner with arson, insurance fraud
Posted on 02/02/2017 5:40:04 PM PST by ameribbean expat
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Very dangerous precedent. Same with that familial DNA crap.
It is not clear if the search warrant was served in Compton or his doctor.
Does the data in the pacemaker belong to the patient or doctor?
Other than that, Compton is a moron who belongs in prison.
Suppose he didn’t have a pacemaker.
But scary as hell if this jit is legal.
Quincy would appreciate it.
F’got about him ... yeah ... he would.
... and Columbo !
“Suppose he didnt have a pacemaker.”
Mr. Compton does not appear to be all that bright.
They would have nailed him with the pacemaker data.
Consider the general case, not this particular case.
Probably Banacek as well as McMillan & Wife.
“Pretty nifty forensic snooping and all.”
“But scary as hell if this jit is legal.”
I don’t think the data on Compton’s pacemaker belonged to him.
That’s a bit scary.
As for my advice, if you are going to commit a crime, don’t carry a smartphone, don’t drive a late model car, don’t use social media, and rip your pacemaker out of your chest.
Compelled to testify against himself?
In Californa when you're committed of a felon you must submit a DNA sample to be placed in the California DNA data base.
Now, there had been a number of rapes in the LA area with no leads but lots of DNA evidence that tied all the rapes together but no DNA match in the California data base.
A really smart detective finally asked if there were close DNA matches when doing a DNA search using the rapists DNA. They got a yes then asked a geneticists who the close matches could be....he said brother. So, they looked at the family of the guy who was in prison with the close DNA match. He had a brother with the correct appearance, etc....the cops snuck around and got a sample if his DNA and got a perfect match to the rapist DNA.
They pulled a serial rapist off the street using family DNA. They can get DNA from a dandruff flake.
You cannot get away with anything these days.
Great idea. We'll try it too. - Middletown Police
In my view it belongs to the patient, maybe the pacemaker company, but certainly not the doctor.
I have a pacemaker and when it had to changed to a different model, I asked for, and received, the old one.
Its a safe bet they didn’t get the data from the suspect and the warrant was likely for whoever oversees/collects the data from that device.
There was a”Forensic Files”(I think) episode that had police in Australia pinpoint the exact time of death by using the deceased’s pacemaker.
It was the middle of the night and they could tell when his sleep was disturbed,when he went to investigate,when he was attacked,and when he died.
It solved the crime.
Dangerous? Criminals need to be hunted down.
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