03/09/17

Stopping Civil Asset Forfeiture

Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to take and sell someone’s property without ever charging them with a crime. Taking innocent people’s assets is unacceptable and unconstitutional, but it is happening in Connecticut. From 2009 to 2013, there were more than 3,700 civil asset forfeiture cases in our state. In 2017, we’re advocating for legislation to abolish civil asset forfeiture. Under this proposal, the government would only be allowed to confiscate property that was related to a criminal conviction.

Watch and share our video to spread the word about civil asset forfeiture in Connecticut.

Learn more about the ACLU-CT’s support for legislation to end civil asset forfeiture in Connecticut.