Apple has been served with a search warrant by the Texas Rangers. The warrant is meant for the data from Devin Patrick Kelley, the gunman who killed 26 people in Sutherland Springs. According to a report by the San Antonio Express-News, the company is being asked for files stores on the shooter’s iCloud account, that dates back to January 1, 2016.
Apple’s policies do allow the company to share iCloud data. However, the company has found itself in a controversy since the shooting in Texas.
Further, there’s a second warrant that allows law enforcement to view the data on an iPhone SE found near Kelley’s body. In fact, there’s yet another warrant that asks for the data on a third LG feature phone, though that one obviously doesn’t concern Apple. The warrants were all received on November 9, which is a couple of days after the FBI’s complaints about encryption preventing them from accessing the phone.
For the record, Apple’s policies do allow the company to share iCloud data. However, the company has found itself in a controversy since the shooting in Texas. The FBI has complained about not being able to unlock the shooter’s phone because of Apple’s encryption standards. Of course, that is the same dispute the company had with the FBI in the San Bernardino shooting incident earlier.