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Civil Asset Forfeiture’s Future: A View From Law Enforcement
April 27, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am EDT

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.


Eric Alston, senior policy and research analyst, Charles Koch Institute


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

Lunch will be provided.