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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