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Attorney General Nessel Supports Bipartisan Commitment to Fixing Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws
January 09, 2019
LANSING - Attorney General Dana Nessel today joined Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) and Democratic Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington) along with Representative David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) and Representative Jason Wentworth (R-Clare) in a commitment to take swift action to fix the civil asset forfeiture laws, saying:
“I strongly support the concept that the forfeiture of civilian assets to a law enforcement agency require a criminal conviction. I appreciate the fact that Speaker Chatfield has made this issue the subject of the first two bills introduced in the House this legislative session. I am pleased to stand by his side to reinforce the powerful bipartisan support this issue garnered in the House during the last session and the strong bipartisan support it continues to deserve. I look forward to working closely with Speaker Chatfield, the members of the House, and my legal team in the Attorney General’s office to make certain that the language of the bills properly protects the residents of the state of Michigan against actions that violate their right to due process under the law.”