BAL HARBOUR, Fla. - The U.S. Department of Justice is auditing millions of dollars in forfeiture funds seized by the Bal Harbour Police Department.
At a meeting Thursday morning, Bal Harbour Police Chief Thomas Hunker defended the use of the joint-task force forfeiture funds to village leaders and residents.
By law, the Bal Harbour Police Department is allowed to keep a portion of the money seized through raids it jointly conducts with other law enforcement agencies. Often, those raids are out of state.
But there are strict rules on how the money can be spent.
The U.S. Department of Justice says it found first-class flights, salary raises, and other benefits for officers in the audit. People living in Bal Harbour aren't thrilled...
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