Derik Kumagai, left, seen in this 2008 file photo, was one of the Fresno police officers who seized money from two businessmen during a 2013 gambling investigation. The businessmen alleged in federal court that police stole thousands of dollars and rare coins seized in the investigation. Kumagai later pleaded guilty to bribery in an unrelated case.
Derik Kumagai, left, seen in this 2008 file photo, was one of the Fresno police officers who seized money from two businessmen during a 2013 gambling investigation. The businessmen alleged in federal court that police stole thousands of dollars and rare coins seized in the investigation. Kumagai later pleaded guilty to bribery in an unrelated case. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA Fresno Bee File Photo
Derik Kumagai, left, seen in this 2008 file photo, was one of the Fresno police officers who seized money from two businessmen during a 2013 gambling investigation. The businessmen alleged in federal court that police stole thousands of dollars and rare coins seized in the investigation. Kumagai later pleaded guilty to bribery in an unrelated case. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA Fresno Bee File Photo

Does the Constitution protect against theft when police lawfully seize cash and coins?

August 01, 2017 5:27 PM

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