Changes in SC seem stalled for now, but ‘everyone wants to reform civil asset forfeiture’

While a bill that would provide accountability to the public for law enforcement’s use of civil asset forfeiture has passed the state House of Representatives and been introduced into the Senate, a comprehensive bill to bring sweeping reform to the practice has stalled more than likely for the year. The reform bill was prompted by TAKEN, an investigation by The Greenville News and Independent Mail that found law-enforcement agencies statewide collected more than $17 million over three years using state laws that allow police to take money and property without requiring a conviction or even an arrest…