Proposal nudges sheriffs into civil asset forfeiture

Baker calls it accounting move, but Cabral wants to block it

THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION and House leaders seem intent on giving the state’s sheriffs a more formal role in accessing civil asset forfeiture money – the controversial bounty that law enforcement officials take from suspected criminals. State law calls for forfeiture funds to be split evenly between police and prosecutors, but occasionally some of the funds(...)

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