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R.I. Police Begin Spending 'Google Money'

September 10, 2013
Five Rhode Island law enforcement agencies say they're still working out how to spend well over $100 million that's left from a $230 million settlement.

Judge: Nebraska Troopers Must Return $1M To Stripper

July 25, 2013
The Nebraska State Patrol must return more than $1 million in suspected drug money seized during a traffic stop that belongs to a former stripper, a judge has ruled.

A Financial Weapon To Fight Gangs

October 22, 2012
MS-13 will now be targeted for the seizure of its criminal assets just like infamous foreign-born criminal organizations such the Yakuza of Japan and Mexican drug trafficking organizations such as Los Zetas.

Calif. Sheriff, Deputy Face $10M Suit Over Seized Horse

August 1, 2012
A former Carmel woman is claiming that a Putnam County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputy who was president of the Putnam Humane Society confiscated her $35,000 horse in 2006 and sold it to the deputy's sister for $100.

Court Awards Ore. Agency $1M Lottery Ticket

July 12, 2012
The Medford (Ore.) Police Department won the lottery Wednesday, after an appellate court awarded the agency a $1 million scratcher illegally purchased by a woman in 2005 in an asset forfeiture case.

Google Pays $230M To R.I. Agencies

April 3, 2012
Rhode Island law enforcement agencies plan to set up a statewide police training center, build a new headquarters, and replace aging vehicle fleets with a $230 million asset forfeiture windfall from Google.

Prosecutor: Mich. Cops Spent Forfeiture Funds on Alcohol, Prostitutes

September 28, 2011
The former Romulus (Mich.) Police chief and five officers face corruption charges stemming from a three-year state probe apparently revealing that they spent $40,000 in drug forfeiture funds on alcohol, prostitutes, and marijuana.

Prosecutors Seek Death for Tampa Cop Killer

July 24, 2010
Updates in the case this week included Morris' not-guilty plea, the charging of his accomplice who is trying to retrieve her vehicle from forfeiture, and the FBI's $20,000 reward for the murder weapon.

S.C. Agency Adds In-Car Video

April 8, 2010

The Ridgeland (S.C.) Police Department used federal drug enforcement funds from the DEA earned from seizures to help add Digital Ally video systems to their patrol cars.

Asset Forfeiture

February 12, 2010

The goal of an asset forfeiture program should always be crime reduction; obtaining funds should be secondary to the primary mission.

Drug Forfeiture Funds May Save Topeka PD Helicopter

December 9, 2009
A Topeka city councilman wants to use asset forfeiture funds to retain a police helicopter unit that had been eliminated from the city's 2010 budget.

Maine Lawmakers Push for Law to Grant Oversight of Drug Forfeiture Proceeds

October 2, 2008

Members of the Maine Legislature’s Criminal Justice Committee say they will push for a law in January requiring legislative approval before state law enforcement agencies can spend money forfeited by drug dealers, a move triggered by Maine State Police recently purchasing a new airplane at a cost of $345,000.

Seized Cash to Be Divided Among Montana Law Enforcement Agencies

June 28, 2007
A five-member panel of justices upheld a court decision to divide approximately $130,000 seized four years ago among the three Montana law enforcement agencies involved in the discovery and the case.

Keeping the Peace During Civil Disputes

April 1, 2006

Although it’s tempting to take sides on certain calls, doing so can have major repercussions for you and your agency.

Seizing Evidence in Plain View

March 1, 2006

The Fourth Amendment governs three forms of activity: searches (intrusions into privacy), seizures of the person (detentions and arrests), and seizures of property. If these acts are not authorized by judicial warrant, they must come within one or more of the court-created exceptions for warrantless search and seizure (Katz v. U.S.). One of these exceptions is called “plain view.”

Adventures in Law Enforcement 2000

March 1, 2000

Whatever inspired you to become a police officer, when it comes to police work you know law enforcement has many faces.  Aside from the array of different specialties within your own department, each jurisdiction, county or state may put its own spin on these specialties.

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