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DOJ Resumes Asset Forfeiture Program

April 1, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice plans to resume sharing funds seized from drug dealers and other criminals, reversing a decision made late last year to at least temporarily halt the program that provides hundreds of millions of dollars annually to law enforcement agencies.

Asset Forfeiture Buys 2,000 Trauma Kits for Colorado Officers

March 26, 2016
In the coming months, 2,000 police officers around the state of Colorado will receive individual first-aid kits (IFAK), Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced Thursday.

Why is Congress Reforming a Program That Has No Funding?

February 29, 2016

The Asset Forfeiture Fund is self-financed from seizures of property owned by criminals and it helps law enforcement agencies pay for resources and officers, so why is Congress cutting it as part of a budget deal?

DOJ Letter Announces Deferral of Asset Sharing, Effective Immediately

December 23, 2015
In a letter dated December 21, the Justice Department announced that because of legislation imposing more than $1 billion in cuts to the DOJ Asset Forfeiture Program, it is "deferring for the time being any equitable sharing payments from the Program," effective immediately.

Texas Agency Seizes Corvette Z06 from Drug Dealer, Renames It "Coptimus Prime"

September 24, 2015
New Braunfels PD was awarded the sports car under a federal program that allows police departments to repurpose assets seized in criminal investigations.

Measure to Limit Police Seizure of Assets Rejected by California Assembly

September 11, 2015
Facing intense opposition from law enforcement groups, a measure to limit police seizures of cash, cars and other property from people not convicted of a crime fell flat in the California Assembly on Thursday.

New State Forfeiture Law Cuts into New Mexico Agencies' Budgets

July 7, 2015
And agencies won't be compensated for storage or shipment of seized items, an expense the Farmington Police Department hasn't yet calculated, Chief Steve Hebbe said. That is an unfunded mandate, he said.

New Mexico Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Civil Asset Forfeiture

April 10, 2015
The practice of civil asset forfeiture has funneled millions of dollars and property to state and local law enforcement agencies, some of which sent letters to the governor asking her to veto the legislation.

Justice Department Demands Changes After Investigation Reveals Ferguson Uses Police to Generate Revenue

March 5, 2015
The report describes a city government that uses its police and courts as an ATM, tolerating a culture of police brutality while pressuring the police chief and court officials to increase traffic enforcement and fees without regard to public safety. More Here.

Video: Justice Department Demands Changes After Investigation Reveals Ferguson Uses Police to Generate Revenue

March 5, 2015
The report describes a city government that uses its police and courts as an ATM, tolerating a culture of police brutality while pressuring the police chief and court officials to increase traffic enforcement and fees without regard to public safety.

Holder Severely Limits Federal Civil Asset Forfeiture Program

January 16, 2015
While police can continue to make seizures under their own state laws, the federal program was easy to use and required most of the proceeds from the seizures to go to local and state police departments. Many states require seized proceeds to go into the general fund.

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.
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