Law Enforcement Intelligence Report

Drug Dog and Probable Cause
Reliability in Detecting Drugs

On February 19, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision that set forth the standards surrounding a drug alert from a trained dog and whether that alone is sufficient for probable cause to search.
This decision reverses the Florida Supreme Court that suppressed evidence that was obtained by a search after an alert from a drug sniffing dog that was trained. The Court rules that there was insufficient evidence about the training and reliability of the dog to provide probable cause for the search.
The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Florida Court saying they applied the wrong standard.
This 17 minute audio CD sets forth the reasoning of the Court and presents the proper standards that should be used in all circumstances when deciding if a drug alert provided by a trained dog is sufficient for probable cause.
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