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Mar 7, 2012 10:46 AM by AP

Indicted former cop claims technicality

MONROE, La. (AP) - Raul Johnson, the former Monroe Police corporal currently under federal indictment for selling stolen items on eBay, is arguing that the evidence being used against him was gained unlawfully.

The News-Star Johnson filed a motion asking the judge to suppress evidence in his case because it was obtained by invading his privacy, while the government argues that the multiple searches of Johnson's car and office were appropriate, given the circumstances.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Hayes has yet to issue a ruling on the motion.

According to the defense's motion, Johnson's privacy was invaded when a GPS tracking device was installed on his work vehicle and when they searched through the contents of his office at Carroll Junior High School.

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