DOJ Suspends Asset Forfeiture Equitable Sharing

DOJ Suspends Asset Forfeiture Equitable Sharing

Police Currently Take More of Citizens’ Assets Than Thieves Do

WASHINGTON, DC — The Department of Justice released a memorandum addressed to local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies Monday to announce that the equitable sharing program for asset forfeiture funds has been temporarily suspended due to financial considerations.

This means that state and local law enforcement can no longer expect to receive a share of federal funds confiscated through the process of civil asset forfeiture, a method by which law enforcement can seize…

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