Police Can Use a Legal Grey Area to Rob Anyone of Their Belongings
“When officers categorize wallets or cellphones as evidence, getting them back can be nearly impossible—even if the owner isn’t charged with a crime…”
Great piece in The Atlantic on the NYPD’s use of civil forfeiture and The Bronx Defenders’ legal challenges to this and other property seizure practices by police. Read the article here.
To learn more about our work on this issue, see our Forfeiture on the Frontlines Campaign.