Forfeiture Law

Federal Judge Rules CAID Raid Arrests and Car Seizures Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules CAID Raid Arrests and Car Seizures Unconstitutional

2012-12-05 00:00:00

DETROIT – A federal judge yesterday ruled unconstitutional the 2008 Detroit police raid of the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit in which 130 innocent CAID patrons were detained and their cars impounded. Police had no evidence that the patrons had broken the law and no illegal drugs or weapons were uncovered during the raid.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed the lawsuit in 2010 on behalf of nine patrons and four of their parents whose cars were confiscated during the raid.

Man Wins Return of Bail Money Seized by Police

Man Wins Return of Bail Money Seized by Police

2000-11-14 00:00:00

Fred Lipke picked up $2000 from the City of Wayne Police Department today. A police officer had seized the money from Lipke this June when Lipke brought it to the police station to bail out a friend. The police officer, following department policy, took the bail money and showed it to drug-sniffing dogs. When the dogs "alerted" to the scent of drugs on the money, the officer seized it as the alleged proceeds of a drug sale under the state civil forfeiture law.

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