Suffolk DA: GPS ankle monitors could be removed from 4 suspects in body parts case

According to the district attorney's office, GPS monitoring is a custodial condition under New York state law. That means unless the suspects are indicted or the order is extended, the monitors could come off.

News 12 Staff

Mar 7, 2024, 10:16 PM

Updated 41 days ago

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The four people accused of scattering body parts across Long Island could have their GPS ankle monitors removed as soon as Friday, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney.
According to the district attorney's office, GPS monitoring is a custodial condition under New York state law. That means unless the suspects are indicted or the order is extended, the monitors could come off.
"Because again, our nonsensical bail law considers GPS to be custody - GPS is clearly not custody - it is something we do in lieu of custody," Tierney said.
According to federal law, "location monitoring is a court-ordered alternative to pre-trial detention and imprisonment." For a felony charged in New York state, the defendant has to be released if there is not timely disposition, which is a period of 120 to 140 hours.
Those in the community say they are concerned at the prospect the suspects do have their ankle monitors removed.


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