How crime pays for police: Possibility of expanding Manitoba’s civil forfeitures raises concerns | CBC News

With forfeiture, there’s no disconnect between enforcement and the benefit of enforcement, lawyer says

Ian Froese · CBC News · Posted: Nov 30, 2019 6:00 AM CT | Last Updated: 3 hours ago

Numerous police forces across Canada — including Ontario Provincial Police, as pictured above — have adopted drone technology. The Winnipeg Police Service is buying a drone using part of the half-million dollars it is receiving through criminal forfeiture this year. (OPP)

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/civil-forfeiture-criminal-property-manitoba-1.5377575

Comments

Shouldn’t victims of the crimes be the primary recipient of the civil forfeitures not police. At least with the RCMP 90% of their share has been going to support community initiatives.

In a 2016 study of civil forfeiture laws, the Canadian Constitution Foundation gave Manitoba a failing grade, in part, for giving a “much lower amount” of the proceeds to victims than law enforcement and other agencies.

In MB after legislation allowed seizing property under $75,000 without the courts the criminal property forfeiture fund went from doling out $193,000 in 2011-12 to more than $2 million annually the last few years.

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