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City Council seeks more control of how Police Department uses seized funds

The panel is set to vote on a bill Monday that will put the spending of money seized from suspected criminals under their authority and require regular public reports.


Idaho lawmakers consider changing asset forfeiture laws

Two state lawmakers are working on a bill to change laws police use to seize property during drug seizure cases.


Police whistleblower complaint raises questions about department’s seizures

An investigation into an apparently illegal seizure of more than $13,000 cash from two suspected drug dealers by a Spokane police detective last year shows tension among police brass over …


Spokane police force hires fraud investigator

A fraud investigator from the federal public defender’s office has joined the Spokane Police Department to focus on improving the city’s seizures of drug assets, implementing new laws legalizing marijuana …


Drug case financial boon for state, CdA police

BOISE – Former Coeur d’Alene gold and coin dealer Robert Leon Mertens has been behind bars since 2004, serving a 37-year term in federal prison for drug trafficking, firearms violations …