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Tennessee police legally confiscate $22,000 from out of state motorist
Posted by Easy on Tue May 15 19:37:25 2012Man Loses $22,000 In New 'Policing For Profit' Case
By Phil Williams
Chief Investigative Reporter
MONTEREY, Tenn. -- "If somebody told me this happened to them, I absolutely would not believe this could happen in America."
That was the reaction of a New Jersey man who found out just how risky it can be to carry cash through Tennessee.
For more than a year, NewsChannel 5 Investigates has been shining a light on a practice that some call "policing for profit."
See previous stories:
"NC5 Investigates: Policing For Profit"
In this latest case, a Monterey police officer took $22,000 off the driver -- even though he had committed no crime.
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