Thursday, May 04, 2017
KCPD STAYS WINNING COSTLY DRUG WAR!!!
Credit where it's due . . . This report details controversial (but commonplace) tactics in local law enforcement:
Pitch: KCPD raked in more money from federal asset forfeitures last year than any other law enforcement agency in the state
The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department collected $1.27 million this way in 2016, according to Galloway’s report -- more than any other law enforcement agency in the state.
KCPD has also kept more of what is has seized than any other agency in the state over the life of the forfeiture program, and by a hefty margin. At the end of last year, its fund balance for the program was $9.23 million.
While taking cash from drug dealers is a good thing for the most part, there is a dark side ...
Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture
You decide . . .