K9 Case Law and Updates
Detection Related Cases
This 1983 landmark US Supreme Court Case determined that a K9 "sniff" by a properly trained and handled drug detection dog did not constitute a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment.
Two drug detection dogs were used to "sniff" the luggage of John Beale at the airport. As a result this 1984 US Supreme Court case also decided that a K9 "sniff" is not a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment.
This 1992 case deals with a bus interdiction stop where luggage was moved during a K9 sniff.
Another 1992 K9 "sniff" case involving a bus interdiction stop. This case involves luggage being moved as well as interrogation and Miranda Warning issues.