The report said these seizures typically start at traffic stops, when police officers seize cash or drugs from suspects. The report said “anything suspected of being used as part of the crime, including cash, is then fair game for seizure.”Once the cash is seized, state law makes it an uphill fight, the report said. Profits of Policing: Arizona asset seizures net $200M in past five years https://t.co/tiT3yHqgb2 pic.twitter.com/ryxJWkkBcm — AZCIR (@ArizCIR) January 11, 2017Civil rights advocates criticized these laws. The report was produced by the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit investigative newsroom. These funds reportedly “augment” the budgets of 80 law enforcement agencies in the state.
Source: Fox News January 12, 2017 05:31 UTC