NYPD faces class-action lawsuit over civil forfeitures from people arrested and later released

“The NYPD’s practice of refusing to release money and property allegedly tied to criminal activity is slated to become the subject of a federal class action lawsuit.

A Bronx law firm, which sued the city in January over its civil forfeiture policy, amended the complaint Friday to add more plaintiffs who said they were unable to retrieve cash and cell phones confiscated by cops when they were arrested.”

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For more on the lawsuit, see our press release.