OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man spent 90 days in jail after police officers who stopped him for driving without headlights said white powder found in his car was cocaine.
He told the officers he was a handyman and it was drywall dust. Because a dog alerted, he was held in custody, unable to make bond. The crime lab report said it was drywall dust.
And, he can’t sue under § 1983 if the drug dog was certified. Or was it falsely reported to be an alert? Then he could.
On another note, I had to explain to a federal judge what drywall was once.
[AP story was from July.]