When police seize cash, cars and other property, it’s usually taken through a legal process known as civil asset forfeiture.
Critics say the system gives police a financial incentive to take property with relative ease and makes it difficult for people to get it back.
We wanted to take a look at how much money is flowing through local departments as a result of this process. It turned out to be a lot.
In Virginia, agencies received more than $57 million over the past six years, according to the findings of a Virginian-Pilot examination of state and federal data ...Read more ...