No Civil Forfeiture in 1870s Dodge City

Maybe I should have arrested Hook and his friends without any evidence and just seized the twenty thousand dollars and put it back where it belonged. That might have saved people's faith in the bank but I figured my job was to give them faith in the law and I couldn't do it that way.

Fictional lawman Marshal Matt Dillon putting more thought into the consequence of civil asset forfeiture than the U.S. Supreme Court would decades later.

Quoted from 19:22 time mark in video.