Iowa forfeiture: A ‘system of legal thievery’?

A Des Moines Register investigation into the use of state and federal civil forfeiture laws in Iowa reveals that thousands of people have surrendered their cash or property since 2009. The system is stacked against property owners while raising millions of dollars annually for law enforcement agencies across the state, something critics contend encourages policing for profit over promoting public safety.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: March 30, 2015