New York receives middling score for its asset forfeiture laws in new report

While praise was given for a recent set of reforms, an advocacy organization continued to take aim at New York state’s civil forfeiture laws in a new report. The Institute for Justice, a Virginia-based public interest law firm, in December issued its third edition of “Policing for Profit,” a document alleging unwarranted punitive policies through the civil asset forfeiture process across the U.S. In the report, New York garnered a “C” for its asset forfeiture laws and how they stack up with the rest of the country…