Since the nose doesn’t know pot is now legal, K-9s retire
The Police Dog Who Cried Drugs at Every Traffic Stop
State v. Walton, _ N.C. App. _ (April 20, 2021)
A sniffing canine can be found to be property trained despite the canine having an expired certification at the time of the the sniff, so long as the canine has a history of certification and at least one other unexpired certification. Additionally, the handler’s training being inconsistent with department standards is not by itself insufficient …
OSAC Registry Approved Standards
Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Evidence (OSAC) is developing documentary standards for each forensic discipline. Standards under consideration as well as approved standards are available in the OSAC Registry.
American Academy of Forensic Sciences Standards Board Documents
The AAFS Standards Board develops documentary standards for forensics through a consensus process, involving participation by all directly and materially affected persons. Standards are being developed for each forensic discipline. The standards that have been published are available on the ASB website.
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Dogs Can Detect Traces of Gasoline Down to 1 Billionth of a Teaspoon
New Standard for Detection Dogs
The AAFS Standards Board has issued the General Guidelines for Training, Certification, and Documentation of Canine Detection Disciplines. The new standard contains requirements for the development of training of canine handlers and canines. It also details the canine team assessments and the basis for certification procedures including record keeping and document management. The AAFS Standards …
General Guidelines for Training, Certification, and Documentation of Canine Detection Disciplines
ANSI/ASB Standard 088, First Edition 2020
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Mark Redwine’s defense team receives assistance with cadaver dog evidence (CO)
Challenging identification of marijuana by sight or smell
After its decriminalization at the federal level, states have begun implementing programs to oversee the production, manufacture, and distribution of hemp products. Some North Carolina farmers have been participating in a pilot program which allows the legal production of industrial hemp. Since hemp’s legalization, North Carolina faces several areas of uncertainty in enforcement of marijuana …
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Motion for Drug Dog Discovery
Sample discovery motion for detection dog records
Motion for Drug Dog Discovery
Sample discovery motion for detection dog records, includes a cite to Florida v. Harris, 113 S. Ct. 1050 (2013).
Canine Detection Evidence
Law and Technology Resources for Legal Professionals comprehensive compilation of online publications, research, resources and standards on canine detection evidence.
Drug Detection Dogs: Is this Reliable Evidence?
This training contains recommendations about what records to request and areas of cross examination. Contains a transcript of an interview of a dog handler.