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Fewer civil asset forfeiture seizures in 2019, but advocates push for more reform

Sep 9, 2020

(The Center Square) – The 2019 civil asset forfeiture report released by Michigan State Police shows that more than $12 million in cash and other assets were forfeited to local governments and police agencies last year by people accused, but not necessarily convicted of, a crime. A 2019 measure signed into law by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that went into effect Aug. 7, 2019, required a criminal conviction before some property seized under the Public Health Code can be forfeited...

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