Thomas Hunker http://blog.wlrn.org en Bal Harbour Chief Suspended As Cash-Cow 'Task Force' Comes Under Federal Scrutiny http://blog.wlrn.org/post/bal-harbour-chief-suspended-cash-cow-task-force-comes-under-federal-scrutiny <p></p><p>Bal Harbour Police Chief Thomas Hunker remains suspended with pay today in connection with his department's far-ranging anti-drug operations that yielded no prosecutions but kept his officers flush with ready cash.</p><p>Hunker is accused of professional misconduct in a Justice Department review of the department project that sent Bal Harbour officers all over the country to pose as money launderers for drug gangs. The department operated under rules that allowed it to keep up to 80 percent of the cash after turning the rest over to the Justice department.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:21:07 +0000 Rick Stone 6399 at http://blog.wlrn.org Bal Harbour Chief Suspended As Cash-Cow 'Task Force' Comes Under Federal Scrutiny