Court Rules Police Dogs Don't Have to Prove Training

The Supreme Court ruled today that police do not have to extensively document and log the work of drug-sniffing dogs to be able to use the results of their work in court. Knoxnews reports Justice Elena Kagan wrote for a unanimous court stating that courts should apply the same tests to dog sniffs they do when they look at other issues of whether police have probable cause to take an action. The court’s ruling overturns a decision by the Florida Supreme Court in a case involving Aldo, a drug-sniffing dog used by the Liberty County sheriff’s department.