Balko links for law enforcement
Following a few of today’s law-enforcement links from Radley Balko in the Washington Post:
- How police use a legal gray area to take and keep the personal belongings of people never charged with a crime. Note: This is not about civil asset forfeiture.
- Meanwhile, a group of public defenders is suing to find out how the New York Police Department spends its asset forfeiture bounty. It isn’t having much luck.
- A Louisiana judge has been sitting on a man’s innocence claim for five years — and counting. It isn’t that the judge won’t grant it. It’s that he won’t even rule on it.
- Police violence now a rising concern for millennials.
- New York City settles with Akai Gurley’s family for more than $4 million.