Source:Jolie McCullough, Dave Harmon, Chris Essig, Acacia Coronado, Darla Cameron
Affiliation:The Texas Tribune
Date:June 7, 2019
This investigative project was built on exhaustive data-collecting in four Texas counties to find out how Texas law enforcement uses a powerful tool: civil asset forfeiture. We decided to focus on four counties that represented different areas of the state: urban, mid-sized, rural and border. The data came from public records covering more than 500 civil and criminal cases from 2016.