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Drug money seizures influence law enforcement

A four-part series by NPR's John Burnett explored the impact of drug asset seizures on law enforcement culture in the U.S. "While drug-related asset forfeitures have expanded police budgets, critics say the flow of money distorts law enforcement — that some cops have become more interested in seizing money than drugs, more interested in working southbound than northbound lanes." (Parts one, two, three and four.) Burnett reflects on how the nature of his investigation changed as he was reporting on the story.

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