Michigan Senate Approves Bills Concerning Police Confiscation of Assets

In Lansing, the Senate approved seven bills Wednesday.

They address concerns with police taking cash, vehicles and assets from people not convicted of crimes.

Right now, prosecutors can permanently confiscate assets in civil court thought to be associated with criminal activity.

If passed, the bills would require agencies that do this make detailed reports to state police.

It would also raise the standard for civil forfeiture to one of clear and convincing evidence.

The House is expected to pass the bills later this week.