Tuesday, July 26, 2011
An Example of Marion County Forfeiture Abuse: City Refuses to Return Woman's Vehicle Unless She Signs Waiver for Damage Police Caused During Search
Although the deadline for filing a civil forfeiture action passed over a year ago, the City will not return the vehicle to the Mother Why? She refuses to sign a form absolving the City of liability for damage to her car and won't pay $125 in storage fees to the owner of the impound lot.
The City has absolutely no authority to hold onto this woman's vehicle. To do so is theft and conversion. To try to extract a waiver and $125 in exchange for the release of a vehicle the City has no right to possess is reprehensible and the attorneys involved should be held in contempt for their conduct . It is long past time for Indiana judges to crack down on underhanded civil forfeiture tactics.