Bill to Limit Seizures in Drug Cases Clears Michigan Legislature

A bill is on Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s desk that would limit police from seizing property in drug cases.

The legislation seeks to stop police from obtaining possession of property during criminal investigations unless there is a conviction.

Critics say the practice has been abused and is an example of policing for profit to fund law enforcement, adding that the property could be sold or used.

Governor Whitmer is expected to sign the legislation that has overwhelmingly bipartisan support.