Surveillance bill doesn’t go far enough for drug officers

By Greg Collard

gcollard@wvpubcast.org 

In February, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that police must obtain a warrant before an undercover informant can enter a suspect’s home to record audio or video evidence.

The ruling upset officers who say it places an unreasonable burden on drug investigations.Governor Manchin responded to these concerns in a bill he introduced this week. But his solution doesn’t curb the worries of many law enforcement officers. Greg Collard reports.

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