According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), they are still unable crack the code to get into the Texas shooter’s phone.
On Sunday, a gunman busted into a Baptist church in Texas and killed 26 people, and injured many more. The 26-year-old, Devin Patrick Kelley, was chased down and shot by a gun owning citizen.
Local Authorities gave Kelley’s phone to the FBI for analysis, however, they allegedly cannot get into it.
On Tuesday, FBI Specialist Christopher Combs said, “Unfortunately at this point in time we are unable to get into that phone.”
He contiuned, “With the advance of the technology and the phones and the encryptions, law enforcement, whether it’s at the state, local, or the federal level is increasingly not able to get into these phones.”
With all of today’s technology and encryption tools, they seriously can’t crack a simple phone??
Combs said the difficulty cracking the encryption on the phone is a sign of a growing problem for law enforcement.
Combs declined to describe the type of phone, citing concerns that bad actors would procure it for themselves.
He assured the FBI is working very hard to get into the device and will keep trying until they do so, which could be tomorrow, a month from now, or anytime.