The city of Albuquerque is violating the law. Under state law, cities are prohibited from taking the property of its citizens unless the person has been convicted of a crime.
Yet, the city of Albuquerque continues to take cash, cars and other property from people who are innocent. What the city is doing is illegal.
That is why we have partnered with the Institute for Justice, a nonpartisan, public interest law firm, and filed a lawsuit to end Albuquerque’s unjust civil forfeiture ordinance.
During the 2015 legislative session, Democrats and Republicans worked together and supported HB 560, the Forfeiture Reform Law. The bill unanimously passed both the House and Senate, and was signed into law by Gov. Susana Martinez.
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