We have previously reported that the police and the FBI missed a chance to unlock the Iphone SE that belonged to the shooter who killed 26 people in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Apple believes that the police could have used the dead fingerprint to unlock and then copy all content.
Now the local newspaper My San Antonio reports that Texas Rangers State Police has been given a court power to demand that Apple unlock both the phone and the shooter's Icloud account, as well as a LG 328BG that was also found close to his body.
Apple has as policy to share Icloud data with the police if they have a valid power of attorney, but it is highly unbelievable that they will change their views on the issue of the Iphone. Unlike the Iphone 5C that the FBI tried to force Apple to hack last year, Iphone SE has a Secure Enclave processor where the encryption keys are stored, which means that similar hacks suggested would still not work.