Thursday, January 16, 2014

Policing for profit

Without a warrant, the New York Police Department (NYPD) burst into the home of Gerald Bryan in a nighttime raid in March of 2012.  Police punched through walls, tore out light fixtures and seized $4,800 in cash.  Gerald was suspected of distributing drugs and taken into custody.  One year later, the case against him was dropped.  But when Gerald tried to get his money back, he found that it had been deposited into the pension fund for the NYPD.

Max Rivlin-Nadler elaborates at Gothamist:

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