You are a member of a Homeland Security Task Force. Your unit's assignment is to investigate terrorist activities on U.S. soil. Your unit receives information that a terrorist cell has been activated in a major metropolitan city. However, the location and details of their mission is unknown. Subsequent to the alert, a local police department in your jurisdiction has apprehended a potential suspect on unrelated charges. The arrest was made at an abandoned warehouse that contained one laptop computer. Based on information revealed in the interrogation, it is believed the location, mission, and identities of the terrorist cell are contained in that laptop. Complete the following tasks:
Provide the case law that would allow the search of office computer of the suspect.
Detail the investigative technique used to trace the instant message communication.
Submit a two-page report as a Microsoft Word document, using 12-point Arial font. Remember to cite all sources of information in accordance with the APA format.
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