Civil asset forfeiture allows law enforcement to seize an individual’s property often without requiring that they be charged or convicted of a crime. While some states have moved to restrict this practice, federal law enables state and local law enforcement to partner with federal agents to seize assets and receive a share of the takings back in return. Despite a recent temporary pause in the Department of Justice’s Equitable Sharing Program, the funds are once again flowing. Please join the Charles Koch Institute and a panel of former law enforcement officials and civil asset forfeiture experts to discuss these important developments and more.
Lunch will be provided.
Moderator: Eric Alston, senior policy and research analyst, Charles Koch Institute
Panelists: Diane Goldstein, executive board member, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; retired lieutenant commander, Redondo Beach (California) Police Department
John Malcolm, director, Edwin Meese III Center at the Heritage Foundation; former deputy assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice
Currie Myers, senior visiting fellow, Texas Public Policy Foundation; former sheriff, Johnson County, Kansas
Darpana Sheth, attorney, Institute for Justice; former assistant attorney general, State of New York
Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.