Troopers Say Police Dogs Trained To False Alert As Pretext To Seize People's MoneyChris | InformationLiberation
Jun. 27, 2012
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Vegas troopers have filed suit against the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Las Vegas Metro police alleging their K-9 training program is a fraud and their dogs are being trained to false alert as a pretext to seize people's cash and property.
Via KLAS Las Vegas:
A group of Nevada Highway Patrol troopers and a retired police sergeant have filed a racketeering complaint against the NHP and Las Vegas Metro Police in U.S. District Court.Police dogs are in no way superhuman drug detecting machines, they're wild animals who give false alerts due to all sorts of outside stimuli, for example if you had a cat in your car the dogs are all but guaranteed to go crazy. Outside all the environmental stimuli which can cause the dogs to false alert, police frequently simply train their dogs to false alert on cue. Here's a video example of a false alert for those who are unfamiliar with this scam.
The real problem here is that police dogs ''alerting'' gives cops probable cause to initiate a search. A recent study by the Chicago Tribune showed police dogs were wrong the majority of the time. In no way is this a solid science, searches should not be initiated and people's rights should not be permitted to be violated based off the actions of a random "trained" animal.
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