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Topic - Nelly Moreira
Through a process called civil asset forfeiture, the Metropolitan Police Department is within its rights take a car suspected of being used in commission with certain crimes and sell it for profit — even if charges are not filed or upheld in court.
Speaking through her son as an interpreter, Ms. Moreira said her experience should show that the forfeiture process should be changed.
"There should be some sort of investigation on the matter for why the car was taken away," Mr. Moreira said. "She's worked too hard for them to keep something that she sacrificed a portion of her life for."