MINNEAPOLIS – In 2007, police officers working on an anti-gang strike force in the Twin Cities’ metro area pulled over a man driving a motorcycle, allegedly because he was speeding.

A subsequent search turned up a small amount of marijuana and $1,306 in cash. The police seized the drugs, the money and the man’s motorcycle, but no charges were filed and the man was never even arrested. The man was never alleged to have gang ties.

Around the same time, officers from the same anti-gang strike force stopped a car for alleged “suspicious activity,” and seized $2,400 in cash. No drugs were found, and no charges were ever filed against the people in the car.