Civil asset forfeiture reform bill in Nevada would eliminate ‘policing for profit’ incentive

Nevada lawmakers introduced a bill that would reform the state’s civil asset forfeiture procedures, a move proponents say would end “policing for profit” practices that violate due process rights. Nevada allows law enforcement to seize an individual’s property without charging or convicting them of a crime. Current law also allows agencies to keep a portion of the property seized, a practice called “policing for profit.” Assembly Bill 420 would require a conviction for forfeiture proceedings and would award forfeiture proceeds to the State Permanent School Fund instead of to the law enforcement agency that seized the property…