Originally Posted by hnoppenberger
I just want to know if the cop stole legally owned property, making him a thief, why is he not arrested and charged?
Qualified immunity. Remember that for a cop, but not joe citizen, a claim of "honest mistake" is a shield against prosecution. Even if the seizure was in fact malicious and calculated to harm the owner (LEGR fees, legal costs, and time spent without possession) I doubt you could prove it.