By Daryl James
This op-ed was originally published by the Juneau Empire on December 16, 2020.
Unfortunately, local agencies rarely talk about what happens to the cash and other seized assets after each photo op. Nor do they mention the routine traffic stops and petty seizures that more typically produce revenue in states that track the data. When auditors follow the money trail, what they find sometimes makes police and prosecutors look like party animals. … Read more on the Juneau Empire website.