Maybe these cops didn't realize they've been recorded asking the same question. But John Oliver did.
I'm all for the police serving and protecting (which most do), but I'm definitely NOT for the cops who are plundering and pillaging. Yet, that's exactly what's going on much of the time with civil forfeiture. For a definition of what Oliver is talking about, head to 2:50. And then at 4:55, there's the oh-so-terrible question police keep asking. But if you're looking for an amazing new cop show starring Jeff Goldblum, 14:08 is the place to be.