City of Knox Named in Federal Lawsuit

Knox is one of 50 municipalities named in a federal lawsuit. Kevin D. Miller, who was subjected to a K9 drug search of his person and car in Marshall County last year, has brought suit claiming that dog and all trained by Vohne-Liche Kennels are unreliable. Miller claimed that the dog falsely detected drugs in the car, and in the process of searching the vehicle traumatized his wife. He had initially been stopped for a traffic violation.

The suit asks that all 50 of these dogs be sidelined until the suit is settled or the dog undergoes further training.

Knox City Attorney David Matsey said he will file a motion with the court that Kevin Miller has no standing in Starke County as he doesn’t live here, and probably won’t come in contact with a drug search by the Knox City K9 in the future.