Police Trained a Dog to Sniff Out Electronic Evidence
|futurism.com 24 Sep 2020 at 09:59|
State police in Minnesota say they’ve trained a dog to sniff out electronics that could be storing incriminating evidence.
Sota, a British Labrador trained to find small electronics like USB drives or SD cards, . The dog is an unusual law enforcement tool, especially in an era of bloated police budgets spent on excessive equipment , though cops say Sota is valuable.
The police department told the Star Tribune that Sota would be particularly useful if, for instance, a suspect was to fling away a micro SD card while fleeing police who wouldn’t be able to find it on their own.
Of course, Sota and any similarly-trained dogs can’t tell whether a storage device would actually contain incriminating evidence.