The case of the Miami-Dade police dog closely watched by law enforcement nationwide will have its time in court. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether a the South Florida police dog’s sniff outside the front door of a house with a marijuana growing operation is an illegal search.
Gunner, the K9 bloodhound who vanished from his home on Friday, has been found safe and returned to his handler.
Police are asking for the public’s help after a narcotics search dog disappeared. Lobi, a Belgian Malinois, is a former police K-9 and was supposed to return to work with detectives as a narcotics search dog.
Wading into a growing national controversy over the use of drug sniffing dogs, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the state must come up with more than just a certificate of drug training to make a pooch’s search pass the smell test.
K9 officers in the state of Florida can no longer do a “sniff test” by a drug-detection dog at the front door of a home without a warrant.
A former Miami police officer accused of starving his K9 to death will not see the inside of a prison.