My car ran out of gas on the highway, I caled AAA and they were on their way. 10 minutes later, a cop shows up to see if I am ok. He offers to drive me to the next exit to get gas and i accept. On the way back, he tells me that another officer waiting to search my vehicle because he wants to get experience searching a hyundai. after i refused the search i was told that i seemed suspicious/dangerous, so a k9 unit was brought in. The dog found nothing and i was let go. I believe this is harassment since the officer had no probable cause to search my car. If the cop thought i was dangerous then why would he let me sit in the front seat of his car while he took me to a gas station and why would he keep changing his story as to why he wanted to search my vehicle?
That is illegal. There is a recent Supreme Court case addressing these illegal detentions. A fellow lawyer has blogged about it and I am providing the link: http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog/traffic-stop-dog-sniff
How long after AAA arrived did they let you go? Really doesn't matter. They cannot detain you in order to bring the dog to search. The remedy (what you get if you complain) is that they cannot use any evidence that they found during the illegal search against you. I know - they didn't find anything. Sometimes, the only thing you get out of something is a bad taste in your mouth. Sorry.
There is some fairly recent case law that seems to indicate that a detention such as yours is a violation of your rights. Contact an attorney to review your facts
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