Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry is quoted in the article. Curry, a Democrat, has greatly expanded the use of civil forfeiture under his tenure. You no longer have to be charged with a crime in Indianapolis to have your property seized and be subject to a Curry civil forfeiture lawsuit. At least with his predecessor, Carl Brizzi, civil forfeiture was mostly limited to drug offenses and people who were being charged with a crime. You would think liberty-minded local Democrats would be outraged by the trampling of civil liberties in the county. Their silence on the matter is deafening.
I have written numerous times on this matter. Here are some of those articles:
Saturday, October 24, 2015, Republicans in Michigan Lead Effort to Curb Civil Forfeiture Abuses