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D.C. attorney general: Civil asset forfeiture bill could endanger profits
Police also revealed at the hearing that the department recently took one step to shorten the potential wait time for owners hoping to reunite with their seized vehicles.
Beginning Tuesday, a policy took effect that requires property clerks to review cases in which cars were seized after 10 days rather than 60 days to determine if they are still going to pursue forfeiture in those cases.
Police are also re-evaluating the types of cases in which vehicles are being seized.
“Beyond tightening the number of vehicles we are taking in, we have greater scrutiny by officials — particularly the asset forfeiture unit,” Assistant Chief Patrick Burke said.
Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that a bond would be required for an administrative hearing. The error has been corrected.
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