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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Editors Picks Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Doggy Drug Detection Is Reliable, Supreme Court Rules

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled that an alert by a trained drug-sniffing dog constitutes probable cause for a police search under most circumstances. In Florida v. Harris, the court rejected the notion that law enforcement would have to produce a detailed record of a dog’s reliability in order for its detection process to stand up in court, deciding that simple proof of training was enough. “If a bona fide organization has certified a dog after testing …

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