Drug-sniffing dogs in traffic stops often wrong

High number of fruitless searches of Hispanics' vehicles cited as evidence of bias

By Dan Hinkel and Joe Mahr, Tribune reporters

January 6 2011, 8:53 AM CST

Drug-sniffing dogs can give police probable cause to root through cars by the roadside, but state data show the dogs have been wrong more often than they have been right about whether vehicles contain drugs or paraphernalia.

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