Drug sniffing dogs enough for probable cause?
FL Attorney General Pam Bondi weighs in
- Duration 4:28
- Date Feb 24, 2013
FL Attorney General Pam Bondi weighs in
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Conviction based on the work of a drug sniffing dog when their questions about his certification and training be legitimate.
Well this week -- unanimous Supreme Court said yes giving the state of Florida a big win.
Joining us now talk about that case and much more Florida attorney general Pam body always good to see -- and you don't want to have -- -- reiterated that are before we get to that and other issues I ask you that the decision this week by governor Rick Scott there in Florida to go ahead and extend Medicaid under the president's health care law.
Something that I ever called watching you and many others fight -- Supreme Court just months ago.
As -- -- clearly fought hard on this case then of course I disagree.
With the decision -- firmly disagree with that however it still has to -- before speaker will Weatherford.
And our senate president so I'm hoping that that they will also -- this could really.
Devastate our state and and cost a tremendous amount of money yes to the Florida legislature also has involved in that process.
Now let's talk about let's took about an opinion you do agree with a big -- at the supreme court for the state of Florida this week.
Al -- the drug sniffing German shot her pocket Al's father you know he alerted on this track.
Ultimately that the name was convicted of drug possession and materials for production of -- and other things.
But he argued that the dog certification and training was not up to snuff and and it didn't get cut and and -- -- -- these drug dogs as we know.
Are excellent and Al though had hundreds and hundreds of hours of training.
And expertise in what he did and not only this is the Florida case it started in Florida.
But justice Kagan -- that you it was a unanimous opinion by the US Supreme Court this -- Homeland Security.
This affects -- drug dogs across the country and they.
So vital to criminal investigations.
As you know.
And and an Al -- hit on this car.
And sure enough there was -- math it was it was the and then the sky had a tremendous amount of his making math.
And so on so it was it -- had -- really horrible effect on.
A lot a great great law enforcement tool that not only for us for the federal authorities and for Homeland Security as well my one disappointment in Washington.
-- studies that -- though wasn't -- court and I can't -- it may have.
But his work -- then vindicated now.
Yes it's something -- -- that your theory -- passionate about and working -- hard on.
-- the issue of human trafficking you've been pushing for legislation on the from Florida yes yes and -- you know.
I think human trafficking is so.
Ugly that people don't want to believe that it really exists in our country it's a 32 billion dollar business.
We are ranked number three in the calls to our hot line.
Bomb on human trafficking cases it's all over -- all of our country.
But in South Florida especially.
And you know a lot of that it's it's it's a lot of young women from from other countries but it's also a lot of runaways who have been bought from Foster home to Foster home.
So we fought very hard last session we got some great.
That matches the federal legislation and now state prosecutors have authority.
On to to obtain wiretaps on these cases and Rafa going after the massage parlors.
Yeah and I thought that's where a lot of this is happening and now massage parlors are forced to to have their people show IDs.
-- we we had some great strides in them but it's at.
It's a horrible horrible.
Business and done and we're doing everything we can't make Florida.
And the country zero tolerance and quickly I know that a lot of the discussion that you pat is about treating the victims differently because they may be engaged in what's considered criminal activity that often they are victims of air force and -- that's absolutely and that's something we've worked very hard on to.
As well as creating safe houses.
Because what we found a lot of these young women you can bring the men and and you know what that they have to be protected and you want them to testify.
But a lot of them living on the streets and and once you bring women where they going to go so listen we've we're working on creating safe -- forum.
Let them know that they truly are victims and and -- -- -- some of these.
Girls -- thirteen fourteen years old.
So it's a horrible horrible epidemic in our country.
We know you're very busy with all of these things so I it's always good to see different from my home state I yeah -- but thank you -- -- if you pick Mikey yeah.