(Updated) Federal judge finds KHP violated drivers’ constitutional rights


(Updated with more comment from KHP, details from the proposed injunction and edits throughout)

A federal judge on Friday found that a technique known as the "Kansas two step" used by the Highway Patrol to detain drivers and sniff out drugs violated the constitutional rights of motorists.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil found that former KHP Superintendent Herman Jones was responsible for a practice that unlawfully stopped drivers in Kansas - especially out-of-state motorists - without reasonable suspicion or consent.

Vratil ruled that the practice violated . . .


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