Civil rights group sues Philly DA, says illegal civil forfeiture ‘machine’ helps fund office

In a class action lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Philadelphia, a civil rights group accuses city officials, including the district attorney, of operating an illegal civil forfeiture “machine” that confiscates nearly $6 million annually in cash, cars, homes and other property without proof of criminal conduct. Contending that…

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Civil rights group sues Philly DA, says illegal civil forfeiture ‘machine’ helps fund office