Carrboro, NC Town Council votes to end participation in federal policing program

Carrboro Police Department is ending its participation in the Federal Asset Forfeiture Program, which allows law enforcement to work alongside federal agencies to earn a share of proceeds gained through confiscated property.

Working with the federal government allowed Carrboro law enforcement to bypass state asset forfeiture regulations on the proceeds received by the department.

The Carrboro Town Council voted unanimously on Oct. 27 to end participation in the Federal Asset Forfeiture Program, despite the police department expressing concerns about losing the source of funding. They cited civil liberty issues and the recent lack of revenue from the program in Carrboro.