12/09/2008

N.C. Highway Patrol to rebuild K-9 unit

After an uproar over rough training methods, the patrol will switch to Labradors used solely for drug searches

By Dan Kane
News & Observer

RALEIGH, N.C. — The State Highway Patrol said Monday that it will use dogs solely to sniff out narcotics, and avoid rough training tactics such as the swinging, suspending and kicking of patrol dogs that caused a national outcry.

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