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Owner/Trainer at Clay's Top Dog | 15+ Year Law Enforcement Officer | 12+ Year Police K9 Handler | Certified Law Enforcement Instructor | State of Arkansas K9 Certifying Official | DrugBeat National Certifying Official | Instructor at Little Rock K9 Academy | Serves on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Conway Animal Shelter 501(c)(3) F.O.C.A.S.

Search of air filter during inventory held to be valid.

In a recent case decided by the 8th Circuit an inventory search of a air filter compartment under the hood of vehicle was upheld as a valid inventory. United States v. Ball (8th Cir. Oct. 29, 2015) Search of an air filter compartment under hood of vehicle that revealed cocaine upheld as valid inventory exception [...]

By | October 31st, 2015|Case Law|0 Comments

K9’s against the clock

A few days ago there was a new case decided in Illinois (State V Pulling published 6-17-2015) which I think is important for all K9 Handlers to read and understand. I predict there will be many rulings out of various jurisdictions that follow along these lines. Back in April I wrote a post about [...]

By | June 20th, 2015|Case Law, Legal Issues|Comments Off on K9’s against the clock

When can the police use K9 to conduct a sniff of a lawfully stopped vehicle? -by Clay Smith

When can the police use K9 to conduct a sniff of a lawfully stopped vehicle? – by Clay Smith   As a result of the recent United States Supreme Court Decision in: RODRIGUEZ v UNITED STATES there has been a lot of discussion, concern, confusion, and controversy on the issue of using a K9 to sniff a [...]

By | April 25th, 2015|Case Law, Legal Issues|Comments Off on When can the police use K9 to conduct a sniff of a lawfully stopped vehicle? -by Clay Smith

When can your K9 search the inside of a car? – Clay Smith

When can you put your dog into a vehicle to conduct a K-9 search inside the car? What if my dog jumps into the car on his own during the search? Every class I am involved in teaching at the Little Rock K9 Academy these questions alway come up. Most everyone, myself included, likes to [...]

By | February 1st, 2015|Case Law, Legal Issues|Comments Off on When can your K9 search the inside of a car? – Clay Smith