Should a defendant be required to disclose the passcode to his cell phone? Four New Jersey Supreme Court justices said yes; three said no. State v. Andrews, 2020 WL 4577172.
Quincy Lowery was a target of a narcotics investigation. Defendant Andrews, a former Essex County Sheriff’s officer, as a result of allegedly providing Lowery, with information to avoid criminal exposure, was indicted for official misconduct, obstruction of justice, and hindering apprehension.
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