Poll: Mississippians support civil asset forfeiture reform

CONFISCATED: The city of Richland in central Mississippi has several city vehicles it says were seized from a three-time DUI offender and a drug dealer. Under present state law, the Richland Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in the state don’t have to keep records of forfeited assets.
A poll commissioned by the conservative Mississippi Center for Public Policy shows Mississippians overwhelmingly disapprove of civil asset forfeiture, with 88 percent opposed to allowing police to seize and permanently take away property from people who weren’t convicted of a crime.
The poll of 625 registered voters was conducted by Mason Dixon Polling & Research Inc.

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