"I am not asking your permission. I know there's marijuana in this car." Nearly a half-hour into the traffic stop, after Fornal had already searched the car, a Venice police officer arrived with her dog. She and the animal searched the car, including the trunk, but found nothing. Fornal then searched McNeal at the roadside, patting him down and ordering him to remove his shoes and turn his socks inside out. Fornal's supervisor, Maj. Kevin Kenney, described that search as "going a little too far," though overall, he stands by the deputy's actions that night. Kenney said his deputy operated entirely within department policy. You've got to read the whole law-suit-worthy story.
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