Karma? Cop Who Bragged About 'Legally' Stealing People's Property Arrested for Assault With a Deadly Weapon

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Last year, Nevada police officer Sgt. Lee Dove gained notoriety, and became a kind of twisted poster child for out of control civil asset forfeiture laws. A dashcam video of Dove seizing $50,000 in cash from a motorist then later boasting about "legally" taking people's money and property went viral on YouTube, and brought attention to the abusive practice of civil asset forfeiture. Here's video of him extorting $50,000 from a motorist he stopped:

But karma is a bitch, as they say. Dove has just been served a little comeuppance, when he was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. During the course of responding to a dispatch call about a man with a gun at a gas station, he ended up himself being charged with drawing his weapon in a threatening manner and assault with a deadly weapon. Watch a local news report about it:

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Dove was released on $22,500 bail – he has also apparently been on administrative leave since January although the reason why is unclear. (Maybe something to do with taking people's property and bragging about it?)

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