I have an exclusive report up at Huffington Post this morning. It’s one of the craziest asset forfeiture stories I’ve ever seen.
Here’s the gist: When the friends and family of people arrested for drug crimes bring in cash to bail someone out, police in Brown County, Wisconsin are turning the cash over to a drug task force, which then brings out a drug dog inspect the bills. When the dog alerts, the cops are then seizing the money for the police department, citing state and federal civil asset forfeiture laws.
So the cops keep the money for themselves, and the suspect remains in a jail cell.
Read all about it here.