New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton announces that every police officer will be equipped with a smart phone by March 2016 during the New York City Police Foundation's "State of the NYPD" breakfast, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in New York. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for New York City Police Foundation)

NYPD Used Cell Phone Spying Tools Over 1,000 Times Since 2008

‘If carrying a cell phone means being exposed to military grade surveillance equipment, then the privacy of nearly all New Yorkers is at risk.’

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