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Civil forfeiture bill passes Senate, heads to House floor

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The Florida Senate approved a bill Friday that would reform civil forfeiture and reduce wrongful seizures of personal property. Under current law officers can seize a person’s property if they suspect it was gained as a result of or might be used in criminal activity. The owner of seized property does not currently have to be arrested in order for a police officer to seize his or her property. “If you told the average person that the government could seize…

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