In Washington, a ‘Black Box’ of Practices Hides Civil Forfeiture from Oversight
Co-published with Crosscut. The state ranks near worst in the nation for constraints on civil asset forfeiture.
The Strange, Failed Fight to Rein in Civil Forfeiture in Washington
Co-published with Crosscut. Washington police sell or use millions of dollars’ worth of seized property each year. Legislators haven’t managed to change the rules.
Washington Civil Forfeiture Law Turns Minor Drug Offenses into Major Losses
Co-published with Crosscut. Even as Washington winds down its drug war, police still seize homes and cash from low-level suspects.