Supreme Court Short Circuits Police’s Ability To Use Traffic Stops To Witch Hunt

Police officers violate the Constitution when they extend an otherwise completed traffic stop to allow time for a trained dog to sniff for drugs, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled.

The justices, voting 6-3, said that officers must let the driver leave unless they have specific reasons to suspect the car is carrying contraband.

“Police authority ends when tasks tied to the traffic infraction are — or reasonably should have been — completed,”Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the majority.Read More @ Soup 2 Nuts Media: Supreme Court Short Circuits Police’s Ability To Use Traffic Stops To Witch Hunt.

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