Reno, Nev. (AP) – A Nevada judge has approved a subpoena sought by Reno Mayor Hillary Shive to compel a private investigator to identify who allowed her firm to secretly install a tracking device on her vehicle. was hired for.
The Reno Gazette Journal reported that Washoe County District Judge David Hardy on Friday approved subpoenas to be served on David McNeely and his private investigative firm 5 Alpha Industries.
Shavey filed a lawsuit against them last month after discovering a GPS device attached to his vehicle that was able to track his real-time location.
The lawsuit alleges that investigators trespassed on her property to install the device without her consent. It added that Shivi was unaware that she was being tracked until a mechanic noticed the device while working on her vehicle.
“A sophisticated GPS tracking device” provided “minute-by-minute updates to her location, in continued violation of her privacy,” the suit said.
The complaint states that the investigator was acting on behalf of an “unknown third party” whose identity she could not ascertain.
Shaiva, who filed the lawsuit as a private citizen, was last month elected to her third term as mayor, a position she has held since 2014. Cost.
In his order issued Friday, Judge Hardy said Shiva “moves this court to issue subpoenas on David McNeely and 5 Alpha Industries, LLC, to obtain documents sufficient to identify the person or entity that has He was hired to keep an eye on Ms. Shiva.”
“Upon review, this Court finds good cause to permit preliminary discovery for the limited purpose of identifying ‘Doe’ defendant(s),” he wrote.
After the lawsuit was filed, 5 Alpha’s website was shut down. McNeely has not responded to requests for comment, including a telephone message The Associated Press left at his office Saturday. Jane Susskind, a Reno attorney who is listed in court documents as representing her, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the AP in phone and email messages Saturday.
Shaive told the Gazette Journal last month that learning about the tracking device caused him great stress.
“This kind of invasion and stalking of privacy is incredibly dangerous because I don’t know what the intent of this information is,” she said. “I mean, does anybody want to kill me? I don’t know,” she said.