Attorney for victims to file in support of US against Apple

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the victims and their families in the mass shootings in southern California are openly supporting the U.S. government's position that Apple Inc. be required to help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone in the terrorism investigation. A Los Angeles attorney, Stephen Larson,...

 
              An Apple iPhone 6s Plus smartphone is displayed Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at the Apple store at The Grove in Los Angeles.  On Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, a federal judge ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI hack into an encrypted iPhone used by Syed Farook, who along with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people in December in the worst terror attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.  Apple has helped the government before in this and previous cases, but this time Apple CEO Tim Cook said no and Apple is appealing the order. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the victims and their families in the mass shootings in southern California are openly supporting the U.S. government's position that Apple Inc. be required to help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone in the terrorism investigation.

A Los Angeles attorney, Stephen Larson, says he plans to file a brief in the legal battle on behalf of at least several families of victims and other employees in the shootings in San Bernardino, California. Larson is a former federal judge who says he was asked by federal prosecutors to take on the case.

Larson says the victims want to know what's on the county-issued iPhone used by the gunman, what might pertain to them and why they were targeted. They also want to understand how the shootings could have happened.

More in Home