LA police unlocks iPhone belonging to ‘The Shield’ actor Michael Jace’s slain wife

LA police unlocks iPhone belonging to ‘The Shield’ actor Michael Jace’s slain wife

The Los Angeles Times has revealed in a recent report that Los Angeles police effectively circumvented the hardened security features of a locked iPhone linked to a homicide investigation.

According to the LA Times, the iPhone in question is an iPhone 5s handset which belonged to 'The Shield' actor Michael Jace's slain wife, April Jace. The actor is accused of shooting his wife to death at their LA home in May 2014.

In disclosing the successful hack of April Jace's iPhone 5s handset by LA police, the newspaper -- on the basis of court documents obtained by it -- said in its report that the iPhone was unlocked by LA police detectives with assistance from a "forensic cellphone expert." The identity of the expert has not been revealed.

According to the details shared by Detective Connie Zych in a search warrant affidavit, it was on March 18 that the LA police investigators learned that the forensic cellphone expert could successfully use a mechanism to "override the locked iPhone function" on April Jace's handset, and gain access to the data stored on it.

April Jace's iPhone is central to the LA police's investigations into her murder because she and her actor husband apparently argued "about their relationship" through a text message shortly before he allegedly shot her. The police investigations into the alleged murder of April Jace were apparently "hindered" by the fact that her iPhone was locked by a passcode soon after she was killed.

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