Peter Lucido

The civil asset forfeiture reform bill passed the Senate, receiving bipartisan support. The bill will now go to the state House of Representatives.
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The Michigan Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make major changes to civil asset forfeiture. Civil asset forfeiture is when police are allowed to take property from people suspected of a crime without charging them.


Several of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s picks for major departments likely will not be ousted by the state Senate. The Senate can choose to reject those appointees.