Study: Drug K-9s only as good as handlers
Drugs or drug paraphernalia turned up in only 44 percent of the vehicles to which dogs "alerted" officers
By Jacob Sullum
CHICAGO — Back in 2005, when the Supreme Court approved the use of drug-detecting dogs during routine traffic stops, dissenting Justice David Souter noted that "the infallible dog ... is a creature of legal fiction" A recent investigation by the Chicago Tribune supports Souter's conclusion....
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