Federal grant to help Alabama establish a civil asset forfeiture database

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s office announced Wednesday a $38,336 grant that will go toward establishing a statewide database to enable the tracking of property seized by police during arrests.

The money, which is provided to the state from the U.S. Department of Justice, will go to the Alabama Justice Information Commission for the development of a civil asset forfeiture plan. The plan includes the development of a database.