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US Court Says Drug-Sniffing Dog Fails The Smell Test

Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills. That's the core finding of a potentially influential new ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which considered the question of how much police should rely on their...

Cops Planting Marijuana to Test Drug Dogs?

The use of drug dogs -- K-9 officers -- to smell illegal contraband has long been a tool in the cops’ arsenal to bypass the protections of the 4th Amendment and search citizens’ cars at a roadside traffic stop. Now damning testimony from an Illinois polic...

Study: Drug Dogs Often Wrong During Traffic Stops

While law enforcement routinely rely on the alerts of drug dogs as a pretext to search the inside of a driver’s vehicle for illicit drugs, a new study reveals that these animals are alarmingly prone to error.


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