by Elizabeth RuizKey evidence has been thrown out by the judge in the case against a military training instructor charged with seeking unprofessional relationships with trainees.
A judge has ruled that cell phone evidence against Tech Sgt. Samuel Wicks is inadmissible because it was illegall obtained.
"The military judge in the Wicks case ruled that the government illegally searched the stolen iPhone of Sgt. Wicks because it did not seek a warrant," said Boller. "The judge was adamant with respect to Sgt. Wicks' 4th amendment right concerning reasonable expectation of privacy and illegal search and seizure."
However, Wicks may not be off the hook.
"The government has 72 hours from 9:23 a.m. Wednesday to file a motion to appeal to the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals,"
said Joint Base San Antonio spokesman Brent Boller.
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