In DC, the police spend the money before they have it. Utterly outrageous and lawless. They are so confident that they’ll be able to seize anything that they want – and, indeed, they can and do do so – that they routinely budget for such seizes.
But it looks like that might be about to change, as DC is looking to modify its CAF laws.
Incentives matter, and by changing the CAF incentives, hopefully CAF will drop in DC.