5 Eyewitnesses News had a very interesting series looking at the affect of the use of uncertified police dogs. The question will have to be asked of what this means for the many arrests they were involved in.
The dogs are certified to do what they do. Some will look at this as being unimportant, but when a case relies upon the dog’s part in the investigation, the police can’t have it both ways. We give the officers jobs that are important, but all constitutional rights need to be protected.
The entire series is worth watching:
This is the kind of reporting that makes our community safer and makes sure that things are done correctly. But, for now the answers of:
- why they weren’t certified?
- when was this known?
- what was done after it was known?
will determine the impact this issue will have on the cases that have happened to now.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.