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Explainer: Fort Worth police receive big bucks for civil asset forfeitures

After a city audit revealed money in the Fort Worth Police Department’s civil asset forfeiture fund earmarked for the city, the department has started transferring funds through City Council.  The most recent transfer in mid-March drew criticism from District 9 councilmember Elizabeth Beck, who questioned the ethics of accepting money seized from potentially innocent residents.  […]