Policy analyst Jarrett Skorup recently spoke on the issue of civil asset forfeiture to the Birmingham Republican Women’s Club. The event also featured Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, Regina Brim who is a local activist opposed to forfeiture, and Megan Noland, who represented the Oakland County sheriff’s office.
Civil asset forfeiture is the process of law enforcement agencies seizing the property of citizens who have not been charged with a crime.
Mackinac Center analysts have called for reforming Michigan’s civil asset forfeiture laws for many years. Michigan Capitol Confidential, our daily news web site, and has recently featured stories that highlight some of the problems with this practice.