Walking Search Warrants: Canine Forensics and Police Culture after Florida v. Harris

Journal of Animal & Natural Resource Law, Vol. X, 2014

47 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2017  

John J. Ensminger

John J. Ensminger, Esq.

L. E. Papet

K9 Resources, LLC

Date Written: June 1, 2014

Abstract

The 1983 Supreme Court case of U.S. v. Place set initial parameters to tell police how and when dogs could be used at airports and in a number of other environments. Recently, narcotics detection dogs have come to be considered “walking search warrants” by their human counterparts. Particularly since the United States Supreme Court decided Florida v. Harris in 2013, such attitudes in law enforcement have been reinforced as to the use of such dogs in public places. This article explores the interaction of canine forensics and police culture, particularly focusing on the Supreme Court’s decision in Harris.

Keywords: Police Dogs, Vehicle Stops, Police Dog Sniffs, Narcotics Detection

Suggested Citation

Ensminger, John J. and Papet, L. E., Walking Search Warrants: Canine Forensics and Police Culture after Florida v. Harris (June 1, 2014). Journal of Animal & Natural Resource Law, Vol. X, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2930523

John J. Ensminger (Contact Author)

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L. E. Papet

K9 Resources, LLC ( email )

Deerfield Square, Suite 6
Maineville, OH 45039
United States

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