Police sought to unlock dead man’s phone with his finger

Police tactics are being questioned in Florida after officers went to a funeral home to unlock a dead man’s cellphone by using his finger, reports The Associated Press.

Linus Phillip, 30, was killed by police in March after authorities say he tried to drive his car away before police could search him. To continue their investigation into the incident, officers went to the funeral home and tried to used the man’s fingerprint to unlock his cellphone, but the attempt ultimately proved to be unsuccessful.

Phillip’s fiancee says she felt violated and disrespected after she was made aware of the officers’ actions.

Legal experts say what detectives did was legal, but many question if it was appropriate.