As Indiana lawmakers debate whether changes need to be made to the state’s civil forfeiture law, Indy Politics brings you both sides of the argument.
Civil forfeiture is the process where law enforcement can confiscate property it believes was either used in the commission of a crime or was purchased with proceeds from criminal activity.
A federal judge recently ruled that Indiana’s civil forfeiture laws were unconstitutional when it came to vehicles because it failed to provide the property owner with a timely hearing to challenge the seizure.
Deleware County Prosecutor Jeff Arnold supports the current law, saying it’s a valuable tool to help law enforcement, while State Senator Phil Boots of Crawfordsville says changes need to be made to protect innocent Hoosiers.
You can hear both sides in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.