Anyone familiar with the jury selection process knows that it can be somewhat tedious. With this in mind, the District Clerk in Harris County, Texas thought that it might be a good idea to liven up the wait by bringing in police K-9 dogs during Juror Appreciation Week to show jurors how these dogs discover drugs. While the District Clerk might have had the best intentions, this was definitely a bad idea in light of the fact that the prosecution routinely uses evidence uncovered by dogs and their handlers to prosecute criminal defendants. It appears that the District Clerk got the message and that this K-9 training session for potential jurors will not be an annual event.
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