The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

February 19, 2013

Tuscaloosa eyes online auction for police evidence


Associated Press



TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — City officials in Tuscaloosa are considering an online auction to sell unclaimed evidence and property from police cases.

The auctions are held each year, and city officials hope that moving them online would be more efficient and require fewer city resources.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/UD6kgc) that a city council committee is expected to review the idea at a meeting Tuesday. Council members will consider a contract with an Internet-based auction site to host the annual event.

Jimbo Woodson, senior associate city attorney, said the committee would be presented with different options related to the online auction house.

Woodson said the committee also would be asked to approve an amendment to the municipal code that would allow the city to hold the auction online.

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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, http://www.tuscaloosanews.com