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Resource ID: #15481
Subject: Police
Source: Star (Kansas City, Mo.)
Affiliation: 
Date: Jan. 3-May 8, 1999

Description

Under Missouri state law, money seized in drug cases is supposed to go to public school districts. But some police and federal agencies have diverted millions of dollars from Missouri schoolchildren. When police discover a cache of drug money, they turn it over to a federal agency, which is not subject to state laws. The agency keeps a cut and returns the rest of the money to police. Police say that the windfall is used to fight the war on drugs. But such transfers to federal agencies hurt taxpayers, who must pay more for schools.

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