Main > K9 Cops.... stories (47 replies)
by ggturner on 28 June 2012 - 15:42
|So glad Bodie has healed well! True K9 hero!|
by BabyEagle4U on 29 June 2012 - 03:38
|Posted: Jun 26, 2012 6:17 PM EDT|
Updated: Jun 26, 2012 7:01 PM EDT
By Nicole Benson, Online News Editor - email
LAS VEGAS -- A group of Nevada Highway Patrol troopers and a retired police sergeant have filed a racketeering complaint against the NHP and Las Vegas Metro Police in U.S. District Court.
The complaint alleges that after then-Gov. Jim Gibbons approved a K-9 program to target drug runners on Nevada's highways, Nevada Highway Patrol Commander Chris Perry intentionally undermined the program.
The complaint alleges that the drug-sniffing dogs used by troopers in the program were intentionally being trained to operate as so-called trick ponies, or dogs that provide officers false alerts for the presence of drugs.
The dogs were being trained to alert their handlers by cues, instead of by picking up a drug's scent by sniffing, the complaint said. When a dog gives a false alert, this resulted in illegal searches and seizures, including money and property, the complaint said.
Read the Complaint Filed By NHP Troopers
The 103-page complaint alleges that Perry, along with others, used the K-9s to undermine the program to systematically conduct illegal searches and seizures for financial benefit.
The complaint also alleges the defendants, which also includes the state's Public Safety Department and individuals in NHP and Metro, were involved in a Federal RICO conspiracy, also known as the Federal Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act.
NHP, Metro and the state have not returned calls from 8 News NOW for comment.
Allegations also include corruption, abuse of office and official cover ups.
Source : http://www.8newsnow.com/story/18886948/2012/06/26/nhp-troopers-sue-department-over-k-9-program
by beetree on 29 June 2012 - 08:09
|Give it a rest B.E. Don't be a jerk.|
by ggturner on 29 June 2012 - 13:37
|Let's get back to honoring K9s.|
by BabyEagle4U on 01 July 2012 - 04:52
|OK, uploaded just for you beetree. Sorry to piss you off. Hurry be one of the first to view naw. LOL|
by beetree on 17 July 2012 - 00:36
|This makes me a little bit sad......K9 cop Zira, has a "degenerative spinal disease", I wish they were more specific! A czech bred dog, too.|
by hexe on 17 July 2012 - 01:16
|beetree, since the condition was treatable via surgery, and the dog's prognosis for a normal life as a pet is considered to be good as a result of it, I think it's a safe bet that we can eliminate both DM and spondylosis as the issue for this girl. That, along with her age, make me think it more likely to have been Cauda Equina syndrome, or injury to one or more vertebra and/or disks... All three of these would be likley to end her working career while still allowing her to be an active pet and companion.|
It was very generous of the donor to cover the costs of Zira's surgery, too!
by beetree on 17 July 2012 - 13:34
|Thanks hexe, I kind of thought it couldn't be DM, because surgery isn't an option....and I was actually surprised that the dog is being covered under warranty and the PD will be given a replacement dog. That impressed me, actually.|