The case of Timothy Young made
national headlines in 2012 when
New Mexico police anally probed
him in search of drugs (no contraband
was found). His ordeal was the result
of a false positive alert by a drug-
sniffing police dog. Incredibly, the
same dog was involved in a case
involving another New Mexico resident
that resulted in forced rectal exams
that uncovered no drugs. That case
ended with authorities paying a
$1.6 million settlement (Young’s case
is still pending).

Although presented as impartial and
infallible, it turns out that such dogs
are not only often poorly trained, they
are frequently wrong.

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Anal Probes Run Amok: Drug-Sniffing Dogs Must Be Stopped

– Alexandra