Police Can’t Extend Stop for Dog Sniff, U.S. Supreme Court Says

Colorado Springs Police Officer Andrew Genta and his dog Vader, a Belgian Malinois, demonstrate a narcotic search on a vehicle in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.

Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg

Police officers violate the Constitution when they extend an otherwise completed traffic stop to allow time for a trained dog to sniff for drugs, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled.

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