Sunrise, FL, (with regrets) Ends Police Cocaine Trafficking ProgramSubmitted by JO4RP on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 19:43
Of course the city commissioners would support it. Despite defensive cover about “police catching bad guys,” the reality was that the police were drawing in money outside the city through this scheme and then seizing all the assets from the arrests and keeping it to fund their own operations (and excessive overtime). It was a source of government funding that didn’t rely on taxing citizens. It’s not unlike a typical city council’s obsession with trying to bring in tourist money, with a typically insane Florida twist.