Co-published with Crosscut. The state ranks near worst in the nation for constraints on civil asset forfeiture.
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.
Co-published with Crosscut. Even as Washington winds down its drug war, police still seize homes and cash from low-level suspects.
Co-published with Erie News Now. Other factors include a lack of routine, and concern over the state of stimulus checks.
Co-published with WBUR. A review of Boston police reports reveals the majority of those arrested in “Operation Clean Sweep” were not charged with drug crimes, contrary to claims by city leaders.