Please remember this video the next time someone says, “Well if you have not done anything wrong, you don’t have anything to worry about.” The officer admits putting illegal narcotics on cars randomly around town–enough to have a dog “alert” to anyone’s car, whether they have ever used drugs or not. This isn’t an officer “caught on tape.” The officer readily admits that this is what he does.
There is a drug detection dog case pending before the Supreme Court this term. Read the Amicus brief here.
Submitted by Joe
From the video description:
Public Service Announcement & Traveler Warning for anyone driving through Southern Illinois: While testifying under oath, Officer Michael Reichert admits to planting drugs or drug scents on cars in hotel parking lots for K9 “training” without notifying the owners. He then lets unsuspecting motorists drive away with drug scents still on their vehicles. Drug sniffing K9s can detect drug odors for hours, if not days after being planted.