And using extortion to protect themselves from being sued.
After Reby filed an appeal, and after NewsChannel 5 began investigating, the state agreed to return his money -- if he'd sign a statement waiving his constitutional rights and promising not to sue.
They also made him come all the way from New Jersey, back to Monterey to pick up a check.
A: Damn these bastards, they know they're stealing and just figure they'll get away with it.
B: I have to think that'd constitute duress, and he could probably sue them anyway. I'd hope so, anyway; these shits with badges need to be sued for everything they have, the agencies and the officers personally.