In certain criminal cases, the police and district attorney have the right to seize cash or personal property involved.
It’s called “asset forfeiture,” and the money usually goes to the law enforcement agency making the case.
Now the state of Kansas wants a piece of that pie.
And Sedgwick County — is against it.
In Sedgwick County there are 26 separate crimes where money or personal property such as vehicles can be seized through a judicial hearing. But house bills 2638 and 2699 in the state legislature would take part or all of that money and turn it over to the state.
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