Philadelphia Offers to Stop Using Seized Property to Fund Police

In an attempt to settle a federal class-action civil rights lawsuit challenging its asset forfeiture program, the city of Philadelphia is asking a judge to ban its use of forfeiture revenues to fund police and prosecutors. Civil asset forfeiture is the process that allows police to seize property they suspect is connected to criminal activity, even if they never charge the owner with a crime.

Source: Philadelphia Offers to Stop Using Seized Property to Fund Police

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