Law enforcement officials across California will no
longer be able to share in the proceeds of most cash and property seizures
unless there is a criminal conviction resulting from the case, under a bill
signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
“Why should private property be forfeited to the police
agency which confiscated it when no conviction has shown any connection to a
crime?” Mitchell asked, when urging Brown to sign her bill. “Innocent until
proven guilty is the law of the land.”
Brown, who is signing and rejecting hundreds of bills in
the hours before the Friday deadline, did not issue a signing statement
explaining his decision.Read more here.
In : Civil Forfeiture