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Indianapolis Officials Face Lawsuit Over Civil Forteiture
Updated February 13, 2016 2:01 PM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indianapolis city and law enforcement officials face a lawsuit alleging misuse of money and property seized during investigations.

The lawsuit was filed in Marion County court by the national nonprofit Institute for Justice on behalf of six parties. The Indianapolis Star reports that the suit aims to invalidate a state law allowing police and prosecutors to deduct law enforcement costs from forfeited funds as a type of reimbursement, with any remainder going to a fund used to build schools.

An attorney for the group argues that the statute violates the Indiana Constitution, which says that all, not some, forfeited funds must be deposited into the school fund.

Court records show forfeited funds are divided between the law enforcement agency and the prosecutor's office in Marion County.

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