A four-year NewsChannel 5 investigation exposed practices that have allowed some Tennessee police to take cash from out-of-state drivers without charging them with a crime. Those revelations helped fuel a national conversation about civil forfeiture laws that make such practices legal.
A major NewsChannel 5 investigation has uncovered serious questions about Tennessee's war on drugs. Among them: are some police agencies more concerned about making money off the drugs, than stopping them?
New video obtained by NewsChannel 5 Investigates shows an interstate interdiction officer offering to trade the freedom of two truckers -- for their cash. Is it good police work -- or policing for profit?
There are even more questions about whether anyone's looking out for the rights of innocent drivers west of Nashville. Authorities promised a full investigation of one of their own, but it never happened.
An agency at the center of NewsChannel 5's "Policing for Profit" investigation has severely restricted the use of civil forfeiture laws that had been used to seize cash from drivers passing through Tennessee.