Alarming ankle monitor findings
A state report found that ankle monitors made by 3M, used to track thousands of sex offenders, were so inaccurate and unreliable they put the public at risk. The report was first released with only light redactions. Then California sought a court order for much heavier redactions, citing a potential threat to public safety and an erosion of public trust.
Below are examples of what a judge sealed from the public, at the state’s request, regarding three key findings: (A) which tests the device failed, (B) problems in the timely collection of data and (C) whether state officials believed such data was crucial.
California sought to hide the nine categories of tests that 3M failed.