Man's best friend? Not if the man is on trial and the dog is an expert "nose witness" who may be more convincing than reliable.
By Jessica Snyder SachsPosted 07.08.2003 at 2:08 pm 0 Comments
Juries love dog testimony. As witnesses go, nothing beats a
canine for sincerity and trustworthiness, and nothing brings a little light into a dismal courtroom like the goofy grin and thumping tail of a hound.
"The jury eats it up," says police K-9 handler Pat McAlhany, a veteran of the Miami-Dade County Sheriff's Office. "From a prosecutor's standpoint, there's nothing better than my actually bringing my dog into the courtroom for a demonstration."