State Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) looks on as the California Assembly approves her civil asset forfeiture bill
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
Monday, August 15, 2016 | Sacramento, CA
Law enforcement and civil liberties groups have coalesced behind a bill that would set new limits on public agencies that seize and sell cash and property involved in crimes.
Civil asset forfeiture is often used to fight drug trafficking. But critics say it violates civil liberties.