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Most Seizures Fall Below The $50,000 Threshold, Opponents Of The Measure Say, Meaning Proceeds Steered Toward Local Agencies — And Used To Fund Complex Investigations — Will Shrink By Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars A Year.

That’s aimed at steering more seizures toward Colorado’s more stringent seizure process, in which local departments also get funds. Most seizures fall below the $50,000 threshold, opponents of the measure say, meaning proceeds steered toward local agencies — and used to fund complex investigations — will shrink medical marijuana by hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. “As the impacts of this legislation come to light, we would hope to find partners in the legislature to approach asset forfeiture reform in a manner that won’t have as significant an impact on public safety,” Frederick police Chief Gary Barbour, head of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, said in a statement Friday. The Colorado Municipal League, which also opposed the legislation’s signing, said it was “very disappointed with this outcome.” Colorado not part of newly alleged Russian cyberattacks on U.S. election infrastructure, officials say Hackers poke and prod Colorado’s election infrastructure on a regular basis, but the state doesn’t appear to be among the dozens across the U.S. cited in a news report Tuesday as being targeted by Russian computer experts in the months leading up to the 2016 election. Sen. Michael Bennet, others decry decision to bar journalists from on-camera interviews at U.S. Capitol Reporters were abruptly barred on Tuesday morning from conducting on-camera interviews in the hallways of U.S.

To read more visit http://www.denverpost.com/2017/06/09/hickenlooper-signs-civil-asset-forfeiture-bill/

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