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Cobb County Hires Vendor To Investigate Police Department

Jun 29, 2016
Cobb County Police cars
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A full house applauded last night as Cobb County commissioners unanimously approved hiring the International Association of Chiefs of Police to investigate the county's police department. IACP won the contract after placing a bid earlier this year.

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In Georgia, as in some other states, law enforcement can take property from a person if they suspect it's connected to a crime, but they do not necessarily have to charge or convict that person with that crime. It's a process known as civil asset forfeiture. According to Georgia law, to keep the property, the government must show with a "preponderance of the evidence" that it's connected to a crime.