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MdTA police launch probe of K-9 unit

MdTA police launch probe of K-9 unit

The Maryland Transportation Authority says it has launched an investigation into its police K-9 unit after the dogs' head trainer alleged problems with the drug-sniffing hounds. The trainer said in a deposition that he had discovered deficiencies in the training of one dog, and that police had tried to pass off fake credentials for the animal in a court case after officers could not find the original records. The allegations have emerged in a battle over $122,000 seized last fall at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The money — which authorities believe is connected to drug trafficking, according to court documents — was taken from a man...