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Resource ID: #26628
Subject: Drugs
Source: WTVF-TV (Nashville, Tenn.)
Date: Dec. 27, 2014



This one-hour, primetime documentary was the culmination of a four-year investigation that revealed a secret that many Tennessee law enforcement agencies never told the public: that they had become more concerned with profiting from the illegal drug trade than stopping it and that they were routinely violating the civil rights of innocent Americans. That investigation exposed unethical police practices that allowed law enforcement officers to take cash from individuals without charging them with a crime. It helped fuel a national conversation about civil forfeiture laws that make those practices legal and led to reforms in Tennessee and across the country.

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