The National Canine Program (NCP) is a government-funded operation that trains dogs to sniff out bombs and other criminal activities for agencies such as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the airport.
But just recently, a government report was released stating that the effectiveness of canines at drug and bomb sniffing, specifically for the TSA, may be inconsistent and even, at times, useless.
One such study found that approximately 80% of the time, a canine unit made a mistake when sniffing out and identifying a suspect with drugs. While more than 700 additional canine units have been deployed across the country for the TSA, as well as millions of dollars pumped into the program, many are calling for more studies and additional research to be conducted, especially since tax payer dollars are footing the bill.
Dog sniff cases are very common and many times lead to searches based upon the “opinion” of a dog. Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer Gabriel L. Grasso can file effective motions in court challenging these types of searches. If you’ve been falsely accused of a crime, contact a criminal attorney to get sound advice on your case. Call Gabriel L. Grasso at 702.868.8866 for more information or to set up a consultation today.
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