DOJ lifts no spending order on Bay PD drug forfeiture funds - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

DOJ lifts no spending order on Bay PD drug forfeiture funds

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BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -

We have an update on the Department of Justice audit into drug forfeiture funds in Bay St. Louis. The DOJ recently lifted a do not spend order on the police program.

You may remember auditors looked into the fund after finding a nearly $300,000 shortage. The order from the feds means the city has worked to meet the policy guidelines, including putting the money in a separate fund.

City leaders tell us the police department is now looking to spend the money on eligible technology to help officers do their jobs more effectively. Police Chief Darren Freeman said the department is looking at purchasing computers.

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