The 2006 article “Detector Dogs and Probable Cause” by Richard E. Myers II '98, associate professor of law and associate dean for student affairs at UNC School of Law, was cited by a recent decision of the Florida Supreme Court. In Harris v. Florida, decided April 21, 2011, the court repeatedly cites Myers’ article regarding a detector dog’s history of reliability, including false alerts, handler cuing, and alerts to residual odors. The court ultimately adopted a totality of the circumstances approach for determining a particular dog’s reliability and placed the burden on the State to show that the particular dog is reliable. “Detector Dogs and Probable Cause” was published in Vol. 14, No. 1 of George Mason Law Review (2006).
-May 17, 2011